Mum has badly fractured her right hip

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Dibs, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. CeliaThePoet

    CeliaThePoet Registered User

    Dec 7, 2013
    614
    Buffalo, NY, USA
    Lori, you may want to start your own thread

    But I will say that delirium and dementia progression are different and hard to tell apart initially; hospital staff are not great on this, in my experience with my mother. Read up on the difference, as it may help guide you.
     
  2. Dibs

    Dibs Registered User

    Jun 19, 2009
    1,902
    Hampshire
    Today mum goes back to her carehome. I am so relieved. They came out and assessed her and are happy to have her back to a newly decorated room!!!:)
    She would have been in hospital a month tomorrow. She still isn't walking but hopefully the carehome with lots of encouragement will get her up on her feet.
    Apart from the odd blip overall her care was good. I was able to observe whilst visiting how busy the nurses are and the occasions when they were short staffed but the nurses were very dementia aware on the ward.
    I am now looking forward to getting back to a normal routine as I visited every day and found it very tiring but wouldn't have had it any other way. xx
     
  3. turbo

    turbo Registered User

    Aug 1, 2007
    3,851
    That is such good news Dibs.
     
  4. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    7,723
    North Yorkshire
    Thank You For The Update

    Brilliant news :) ! Dibs & so pleased for you both & the C H sounds lovely & caring :) Hope your Mum settles back okay & likes her *new room*



    Best Wishes too you both


    Love Grove x x
     
  5. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,493
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I am so pleased for you. It's taken a long time but it's good that your mother will be back in her old home. The carers there will know her and that will help her settle back in. x
     
  6. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    Great news Dibs x
     
  7. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,598
    West Midlands
    That is good news. A huge relief for you I'm sure. I feel I have an idea of what you have been through, as it sounds so similar to what happened to us with mum.... Well apart from the dementia trained nurses in the hospital. Mums were no where near being able to even tick the boxes to say they understood what dementia meant in my opinion.


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  8. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,525
    North East England
    Brilliant news, Dibs, what a relief for you. Time for you to have a well earned rest, hospital visiting every day is very tiring.

    xx
     
  9. Witzend

    Witzend Registered User

    Aug 29, 2007
    4,289
    SW London
    Trouble is, even after training, many people still don't understand the practical realities. It's common for people to say e.g., 'Well, if they can't remember this or that, it's simple enough to write it down for them'.
    They don't realise that the person will very likely forget to look at what is written, or that it has been written down in the first place. And that even if they do see it, they will very likely forget what it said so quickly, and before they've had time to do whatever it was telling them to do.
     
  10. geum123

    geum123 Registered User

    May 20, 2009
    4,604
    Oh I'm so pleased Dibs. :)
    You were a bit worried that they wouldn't have her back I think?
    Oh and her rooms been redecorated too.
    That will be nice for her.
    I'm sure she'll flourish in familiar surroundings and amongst staff who know her.
    Fingers crossed.:)
     

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