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Sky1

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Aug 30, 2020
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Trust all are well. It has been a while since i've been here and quite a lot has happened. Thanks again for the amazing support from TP members last year. Mum was increasingly at risk living alone and it became clear to clinicians that she needed to be moved into a care home Mum has been in a residential care home for a couple of months. It's been an enormous shift for her, especially given the pandemic, but she has coped amazingly. I would not say that she has settled, but she's more settled than she was. And it's this settling point i want to ask about, please.

How do you answer the question/s, can i move in with you? why do i have to stay here? and so on. I'm sure it must be very common and so i'm interested what responses people give. Do you focus on best place for company? Problems with your home, lifestyle ? or something else ?

Thank you all
 

Donkeyshere

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May 25, 2016
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We still get this question and MIL been in care home for a year. Stick to the same thing each time, we just say that the doctor thought you needed a bit more help, you might get the old "but I can look after myself" but putting the onus on the authorities seems to work ok.
 

Sky1

Registered User
Aug 30, 2020
36
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We still get this question and MIL been in care home for a year. Stick to the same thing each time, we just say that the doctor thought you needed a bit more help, you might get the old "but I can look after myself" but putting the onus on the authorities seems to work ok.

Blame the authorities, i didn't think of that. I need to wise up. I really do. thank you @Donkeyshere