1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Having to move care home, as the one we are using has gone into administration

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by Sleightholme, May 17, 2018.

  1. Sleightholme

    Sleightholme New member

    May 17, 2018
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    Out of the blue yesterday, we received a call from the care home to say that they had gone into administration, and there is an emergency meeting tonight.
    My mother in law who is diagnosed EMI Nursing, has been in the home for seven years. She is 98, double incontinent, has to be dressed, aided to walk, and be fed, but does enjoy all the singing and dancing entertainments that have been provided.
    I was shocked to discover how few EMI Nursing places there are available in this area, of sufficiently good standard.We live in Whitby, which is about an hours drive from the home, and there are none in Whitby, Pickering, Malton etc. The only one in Scarborough requires improvement!
    We have been informed that there is no rush to move her, but because of the lack of places we are trying to get her settled somewhere else as soon as possible.
    We are also concerned that staff will be leaving, though the home says they will provide agency staff, if there are still residents who have found nowhere.
    I have just listened to Radio 4 You and Yours about this subject, which was on Tuesday, and was amazed how many homes are closing.
    Considering we have a population that is living longer this is absolutely crazy!
     
  2. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    6,851
    Yorkshire
    #2 Shedrech, May 17, 2018
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
    hello @Sleightholme
    and welcome to TP
    very sorry to hear this news; very difficult for your mother-I-law, all the residents and staff, and the families
    I hope you are able to find a suitable new home for her sooner rather than later
     

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