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Jeeper - Potential for damage!

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Jessbow, May 13, 2015.

  1. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    My friend was telling me she'd got to take the afternoon off to take her non dementia mother for an appointment at hosp.

    No worries, I can take her- plan sorted. Grateful friend

    Roll on a day or two.

    Very embarrassing convo with friend ( good job she was a good friend!)

    Story...
    When I'd arrive to collect her, the carer was just leaving ( she does a bit of housework for H) . She'd reported back to her agency that i'd said that H must pay me before we went for the appointment ! In turn the agency had talked to friend about my potential to extort money from her elderly mother.

    What did I say? ( fortunately I remember it well!)

    ''H, before we go, you'll have to spend a penny''

    Much as I appreciate she was trying to protect her client, it was a clear case of the downside of a carer who doesn't have English as her native tongue
     
  2. Risa

    Risa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2015
    483
    Essex
    :eek::eek::eek:

    It is funny but wow, that sort of misunderstanding could lead to a major drama!
     
  3. ellejay

    ellejay Registered User

    Jan 28, 2011
    4,016
    Essex
    Crikey, that's something else to be careful with :eek:

    It's like the "in" jokes families have that could be misconstrued, I'd never thought of that.

    Lin x
     
  4. Quilty

    Quilty Registered User

    Aug 28, 2014
    1,051
    GLASGOW
    your lucky no-one over reacted and called the police. At least the carer was caring. You have to give them that!
     

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