my grans had another fall

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Ann-marie, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Ann-marie

    Ann-marie Registered User

    Dec 24, 2006
    26
    just had the care home on the phone my gran has had another fall late yesterday afternoon and she severally bruised her face again in the same side as before .......now she been there five weeks now and they know she at high risk of falls yet they still let her wonder around unsupervised ...... i feel gilty as i normally visit every day but beause i was seeing her new social worker i didnt go .....if id off gone she wouldnt have fallen as i would of been with her

    on a different note my gran had been asigned a new social worker who specialises in mental health he came to see me yesterday and he went to see my gran yesterday but couldnt talk to her as she was having dinner he was going back today he also said he would get things sorted out asap
     
  2. Lucille

    Lucille Registered User

    Sep 10, 2005
    542
    Hello Ann-Marie

    Sorry to hear about your gran. It sounds like she's in the wars at the moment. Let's hope the new social worker will offer you some constructive help. Try not to feel guilty (very difficult, I know). You can't be in two places at once and it sounds like you're doing all you can.
     
  3. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Ann Marie,
    It's a difficult problem.The NH cannot give the one to one care that would be required if your gran is to be supervised every time she moves, the alternative is to medicate her so that she doesn't want to walk about, and that is unacceptable.
    We faced this dilemna with mum when she went for daycare; we decided that the risk of the fall and ensuing problems was better than medication - when she was walking, mum at least seemed to feel that she had a purpose, and seemed content. I do understand how much it hurts you though, to see your gran bruised and hurt.
    Love Helen
     

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