POA IN HOSPITAL

Maryian

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Hi there i want to bring mum home she had a fall she is waiting for a placement in a care home but ive offered to move in wirh her and take care of her the hospital are against this where do i stand legally as ? Shes been in hospital 9 weeks wairing for a placement . I have POA for health and finance. many thanks
 

nitram

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if she lacks capacity and if they consider the facilities at your home, including your ability as a carer, do not meet her assessed needs you could ask for a best interests meeting.
If she has capacity what is her view?
 

canary

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Hospitals, SS etc do not lightly recommend care homes. Do you know what behaviour is triggering this decision? Make sure you know exactly what you would be taking on - looking after someone with dementia is a hard, thankless task.
 

Pacucho

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As you have Power of Attorney you have a right to be heard. If you are considering this then I would recommend something I did - when making the decision in respect of caring for my late mum - which is seek advice from an experienced nurse who specialises in this area. You can then discuss your options (including what you and your mum are entitled to), and consider your next steps.
I would recommend speak with the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678.

Also, if by chance you have some form of private medical insure you may find you have free access to this sort of advice.
Hope this helps,
Paco
 

jimkd

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Nov 28, 2023
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Hi there i want to bring mum home she had a fall she is waiting for a placement in a care home but ive offered to move in wirh her and take care of her the hospital are against this where do i stand legally as ? Shes been in hospital 9 weeks wairing for a placement . I have POA for health and finance. many thanks
 

jimkd

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Nov 28, 2023
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If she goes straight from a hospital into a care home she will be entitled for NHS discharge funding for a month. If they think you are moving in solely to secure her house as an asset, I don't think it would work. If you get the right care home she will almost certainly be better off in one. The council will review regularly if the home is right for her or not. Getting mental stimulation of the care home, good diet, routine, supervision, lifting of day to day responsibilities and regular meds can make a huge improvement. Never rated the PoA for Health and welfare as experts can pretty much overide you anyway. My dad tried to care for my mum but it ensued a lot of stress and impacted his health. You need to show that you fully understand all the risks and sacrifices and practical ability and availability to care for her before they will leave her to you.