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suzannapat said:My husband is 59 and was diagnosed with AD and vascular dementia nearly five years ago. He is a strong, healthy and and physically active man (a former teacher) who still has enormous comprehension of intellectual issues but the skills and general abilities of a two year old.
Our 18yr old daughter is recently married and has a new baby daughter. They live in Aldershot, some 300 miles from us in West Cornwall.
Three weeks ago I put my husband into an emi care home for respite for the first time so that I could go to see my daughter and baby. I had a marvellous time as you can imagine but of course poor Pete hated every moment of his week. He is very aware that he is not old!
I am now racking my brains to know how I can engineer another week off. From your database I see our nearest ypwd place is in Bristol. Also how do people manage with costs. I enquired about one nr Southampton, thinking I could take Pete on my way to Aldershot, but it was £700 per week. I had to contribute £100 last time which I feel was fair but have been told that I would have to get a third party to guarantee the shortfall. Do you know if this is correct or can you plead special circumstances to get more?
Any ideas or advice will be gratefully received.