1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. louas1961

    louas1961 Registered User

    Nov 3, 2012
    67
    East Mids
    My mum has alzheimers, she lives with her partner who is in hospital with a nasty infection. Mum isn't coping very well at home and thought she had lost him, we are going to speak to social services (not had to do this yet) and ask for help, is there anything else anyone can suggest to help us, thank you
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,853
    Female
    Scotland
    I'm not well informed about services available in hospitals but will bump you up in the hope someone has info.
     
  3. count2ten

    count2ten Registered User

    Dec 13, 2013
    186
    If your mum's partner is her main carer I would suggest informing the ward to notify the hospital discharge team so that an urgent assessment can be undertaken and services provided to support your mum while her carer is in hospital, and maybe ongoing afterwards depending on the outcome. The local authority will have a social work team based either in the hospital or in the community, but they have a duty to assess and provide services if your mum and partner meet the criteria, which it sounds like they do. Services can be either domiciliary support with things at home, or possibly respite in a care home if your mum is at risk if she stays on her own. Hopefully others on here will have advice and their experiences to offer as well.
     
  4. louas1961

    louas1961 Registered User

    Nov 3, 2012
    67
    East Mids
    Thank you for your replies and advice x
     

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