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My Aunt had to be admitted to hospital, and although she has dementia, I was told that she did not have the right to be supported by family because of Covid restrictions. The family was told that she would be allowed 1 visit per day. At the first visit I could see that she was no longer drinking and...
Thanks, bowlingbun. The line's been busy but someone's taken my number for a call back.
Thanks for your replies. NB-2009 and bowlingbun. I requested a Needs Assessment for my Aunt and the social worker says the local authorities here in Scotland and down in England will match the funding for personal care. But her health has deteriorated since I last posted and now she's under the care...
Excellent advice here from Bowling Bun. My Aunt was given an unsafe discharge from hospital back in March at the start of the pandemic and she now needs residential care. Because I was only given 5 hours notice that she was being discharged, I moved my household hundreds of miles to support her in h...
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/paying-for-care/paying-for-a-care-home/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/money-work-and-benefits/paying-for-your-own-care-self-funding/ https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/local-authority-funding-for-care-cost...
My Aunt needs residential care and I'm helping her decide whether to arrange this locally where she lives in Scotland or nearer where I live in England. She is over the threshold and expects to pay for care. However she also receives the Higher Rate of Attendance Allowance. Since this will stop when...
Luke, how did you get on with the Housing Association?
And another learning curve on the respite care journey. Aunt's Care Manager didn't ring me till the end of the working day to tell me where my Aunt was being placed. She was allocated a room in a respite centre for adults with learning disabilities with complex needs. Despite this costing the Local ...
Wishing your brother a speedy recovery, Lindi.

It all appears to be a bit of a lottery. We asked for my Aunt to be tested before she was discharged, but they refused. Ambulance staff weren't wearing PPE either.
More complications and another lesson learned. How to help the person you care for access testing prior to respite care! My aunt was referred to Hospital at Home a few weeks ago for pain management. When she was being discharged I was told that her GP would organise testing prior to respite, but the...