• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March 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.

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Bikingbint

Registered User
Jan 18, 2015
18
Hi, I am looking for a care home for mum and had a rather stupid question. Does anyone have any experience of parent having to share a room in the care home and how they coped/liked it etc. Mum is LA funded and I like one place in particularly what is holding me back is that the room is a shared room.
 

cragmaid

Registered User
Oct 18, 2010
7,942
North East England
Hi, no experience of shared rooms in CH but a couple of negative questions..... bearing in mind that Dementia is a potentially degregading illness, would you want your parent to been seen by a "sharee" or their visitors in a state of undress/unclean/ distress or to witness their roomie is a similar state?
And...even if they get on initally, what if they fall out, fall out with visitors, squabble over possessions or what if the roomie died, would your relative want someone else in the room?

As a very temporary measure, if it is the ONLY suitable home, and if it is written in the care plan that a single room must be offered asap, then I might be prepared to accept....but it is a big IF.:rolleyes:
 

Bikingbint

Registered User
Jan 18, 2015
18
I have decided to give the home with shared room a miss, I think I have found the ideal place and they have a vacancy at the moment, all fingers and toes crossed