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My mum fractured her hip and upper arm following a fall in her care home last week, and your comments almost mirror exactly how I'm feeling right now, so you're not alone. Sadly that's where the similarity ends as Mum is in a huge new hospital 30 miles from me and although she seems fairly bright and cheerful, and is cared for quite well, their dementia programme (for which the hospital has won awards) isn't in place. I visited this afternoon having been promised I'd see a doctor-no doctor. Mum is prescribed codeine to which she is intolerant-only a doctor can change this-no doctor. I was asked to leave after 15 mins as they wanted to clean her ward, and I wanted to fill in a form all about Mum so they could understand her-no form, as they were too busy to find it. The only thing keeping me going is that I have done all I can and I have to look after myself otherwise there will be no-one to speak up for my Mum.....good luck!Mum has had her operation it went well but she lost some blood afterwards due to low blood count. When I arrived she was sleepy but gave me a lovely smile and kiss and was more responsive than I thought she would be. She had a milkshake and cake and then went back to sleep.
I'm now going to take one day at a time and not think too far ahead.
So far I'm pleased with the care she is receiving they do seem to be very dementia aware which is good but I shall be watching closely as my mum is very precious to me.
Going to try and relax now and have something to eat as when I'm stressed I can't face food. xx
I very definitely felt like thisI'm just worried that they won't put in enough effort to get mum back on her feet. Has anyone felt the same with regard to this? xx