Thinking about moving care homes..dilemma

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by gigi, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. hazytron

    hazytron Registered User

    Apr 4, 2008
    1,167
    SOUTH LAKES
    Hi Gigi

    So pleased to read your news.

    Love Hazel x
     
  2. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,597
    West Midlands
    Great news. So glad you have a good social worker.
    No more 1 hour journey what a relief for you. I'm so excited for you xx
     
  3. Nan2seven

    Nan2seven Registered User

    Apr 11, 2009
    2,525
    Dorset
    Dear Gigi,

    I've only just found your thread and have read it right through.

    From the beginning I was saying "Yes, do it, do it" and am so very glad to see that it is all happening for both Eric and you. A one hour drive at each end of your visits up to now must have been so tiring - and everything to be planned in advance.

    With Eric only ten minutes away you will be able to pop in any time you feel like it and feel in much closer contact with him and with the staff.

    Thank goodness for a helpful SW. I think they are like gold dust. I am so pleased for you that it is all working out.

    Love, Nan XXX
     
  4. Jancis

    Jancis Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    2,567
    Hampshire
    Hi Gigi,
    Oh how lovely that weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
    I know exactly how you must feel.
    xxxxxxxxx
     
  5. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,092
    Toronto, Canada
    Gigi,
    Wonderful news. You must be walking on air.
     
  6. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    It's going to happen!!!

    Yesterday I was waiting for the CH Manager to visit Eric to see if they could meet his needs. Didn't know when he was going to visit.

    Today I've had a phone call from the SW to tell me that they're very happy to take Eric and he will be coming to a CH near me on June 11th.

    It's all sorted apart from the paperwork but i've been assured that it will be made as stress free as possible for both of us.

    WHOOPEE!!!!!!!

    Forget Cloud 9..I'm on Cloud 109!! :)

    Thanks to every one of you for listening and giving such positive encouragement. It's made such a difference.

    Love xx
     
  7. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    WHOOPEE!!!!!!! indeed. I'm so very, very pleased for you Gigi. You deserve a bit of luck in your life, you really do.

    xxTinaT
     
  8. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    That's good news, I hope it goes smoothly for you both .


    Jeany x
     
  9. hazytron

    hazytron Registered User

    Apr 4, 2008
    1,167
    SOUTH LAKES
    Hi Gigi, very positive news, so good to hear.

    Love Hazel
     
  10. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Thankyou!

    It will be such a relief to be able to pop in and see Eric on a daily basis and be part of his life again.

    There probably will be teething troubles but at least I'm local and available..and prepared!

    :)

    Love xx
     
  11. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,324
    Kent
    Well done gigi. I hope it all goes smoothly.
     
  12. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,092
    Toronto, Canada
    Excellent news and you only have 4 weeks to go! It has gone very well for you, hasn't it? And you more than deserve it.
     
  13. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Thanks Sylvia and Joanne,

    Unfortunately there has to be a 4 week notice period but it does give me time to go down and get Eric's room ready!

    SW will organise Eric's transfer..I won't risk taking him myself. It's a long journey for him and I don't trust him in the car. He used to pull on the handbrake and try to change gear whenever I drove him anywhere. I'll be there to meet him at this end.

    The only thing she's not sure about is the transport of his furniture. She's looking into that but if SS can't arrange anything we'll use the man and van I used to empty mutti's house.

    It's still sinking in that this is going to happen! And what good timing. Eric's older daughter and her husband will be over from Australia early July. It will be much easier for them to visit him here and they'll be able to spend a bit more time with him (hopefully!)

    Love xx
     
  14. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    This is really good news Gigi and I am very pleased for you. Hope it all goes as smoothly as possible. How is Eric?

    Love
     
  15. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Phew!!

    Eric moved yesterday. I was there to meet him and although he was a bit bemused by the journey he didn't seem at all bothered about his new surroundings.

    He's fine! He had a good night and was happy and settled when I saw him today.

    It makes such a difference having him so near. I can nip out for an hour and be back again to see to mum.

    Definitely the right thing to do. Thankyou everyone for your support over this.

    I'll keep you posted about things.

    Love xx
     
  16. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,324
    Kent
    Good news gigi. I hope it will make life much easier for you.
     
  17. Jo1958

    Jo1958 Registered User

    Mar 31, 2010
    3,724
    Yorkshire
    Oh Gigi, what good news,
    How wonderful for you both to be close by and have easy contact, I am so thrilled for you.
    With kindest regards from Jo
     
  18. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,432
    I'm so glad Gigi

    Love
     
  19. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    9,223
    Such good news Gigi. Well done.x
     
  20. hazytron

    hazytron Registered User

    Apr 4, 2008
    1,167
    SOUTH LAKES
    Hi Gigi, it is so good to hear your positive news. Shall look forward to hearing future reports. x
     

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