Mum now in care

jknight

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Oct 23, 2015
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Mid September, mum flooded her bungalow, where she has being living since the early 90's. It was the crisis that meant she needed respite care. Adult services refused to help as it was Sunday. They said I needed to take her home with me. My house is a minefield for her. Steps, granite etc. When I explained it would be dangerous they said I should get her admitted to hospital. Bed blocking and a vulnerable adult with Alzheimer's in an unfamiliar situation? I don't think so. After contacting several care homes who wouldn't take her as an emergency admission I found one who would. She was admitted that afternoon. Brilliant home that specialises in dementia care. Adult Services said the home was too expensive and she would need to move somewhere cheaper. Bottom line is I fought that decision and won! It was quite a fight but mum is happy and that is what matters
 

nic001

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Sep 23, 2022
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Well done you, so sorry that you had to fight but good on you for doing so. I hope your mum continues to be happy and receives the support she deserves.
 

LynneMcV

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May 9, 2012
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@jknight I am glad that your mum can stay in a place where she is happy - and where you have confidence in the care provided. Well done for successfully fighting her corner.
 

Grannie G

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Apr 3, 2006
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Kent
Well done @jknight.

Adult services did nothing to be proud of and would have intimidated a less grounded and confident person. This is what is so wrong with the system

I’m glad you were able to stand your ground and get your mum into a home you’re happy with.