So sorry to read your news Jacqueline.
I have only recently lost my father in the past few days so know what a difficult time it can be.I hope you have support from your family.
The one piece of advice I was given when considering a nursing home was to look at the residents to see if they are well cared for.
Thanks Chris.
Your advice has been most helpful especially concerning CHC which I was in the process of exploring.Strange how different professionals gave conflicting such information. It is almost as if they dont want you to get it.
My father passed away on Monday so my caring role has now ended after nearly 5 years.Although it has been difficult at times it has been a real eye opener to the world of social care and what is available and more to the point what is not.This site,information and the experiences of other carers has...
Thanks for your replies and yes it certainly is a rollercoaster. Interestingly without even mentioning CHC I was told he was not eligible for it as he doesn’t qualify.Therefore I have contacted his GP to see if it is possible he may be eligible,colon cancer,incontinence and very little mobility if a...
I recently posted that my caring for my father were over as I thought after nearly six weeks in hospital he would be transferred to a nursing home as I am no longer able to provide care for him. After a meeting with the social care team it has been decided,after consulting my father on his preferenc...
Thanks for your replies.It is early days with much to think about.
After caring for both my parents,my mother to some degree for two years until her death and for my father for over four years almost full time,after his admission to hospital a few weeks before Christmas it is apparent he will not be able to return home as his care needs are something I can no longe...
Thanks for your replies.Some difficult decisions to make but they will be for the best all round.
After nearly five years caring for my father it has come to the point that I can no longer look after him. He is currently in hospital and due to be transferred to a rehabilitation unit after a fall at home a week ago.The caring has taken a toll on my physical and more importantly my mental health a...