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Unfortunately, this part of the job people rarely see. Whatever the patient's personal problems are, you are entitled to do your work without having to feel intimidated. This is not acceptable. You've entered a profession that is often overlooked and invisible to the public eye. The time professiona...
For both of you, this is a new chapter approaching your lives which mean adjustments are to be made. Facing a new challenge in her own life, your mother will want to keep her pride and dignity. However. As hard as things are, you want to lead your own, independent life. Whatever happens, it's import...
How can someone become so abusive? What was considered ungrateful or merely frustration is now downright cruelty. When someone is overcome with ill health - there can be feelings of frustration at not being able to do the things that we all take for granted any more. There's the frustration of being...
You have a lot of responsibility in your life at the moment. Your mother's situation is at a stage now where she will need more advanced care. Due to the ongoing after-affects of her car accident and the compounding effects her more recent disease/illness will mean that further, ongoing professional...
Bullying is extremely difficult to tackle and control. About the bully.....Would she cope outside of this home? Where would she go? Would she behave like that outside the protective confines of the care home? Your neighbour is a person who is behaving this way because - deep beneath the surface - sh...
Understandably, you are feeling the strain of it all and it is having an effect on your psychological and physical health. Reading along your postings, you say that your mother refuses carers. This - in turn - could be a reason for you experiencing delays regarding professional advice or assessments...
Your life is very much 'tied' to meeting the demands of a loved one who needs constant attention and you give so much of your own time. Your husband relies upon you to do everything for him and is now dependent on you. He is also taking out his frustration on you. It can be very isolating for him as...