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What does the caree want? If their wish is to remain at home then the Social services can't force them into a Home without going through Deprivation of Liberty safeguards process. However this may not mean they stay at home with the full packages of care so it may not bring (or keep) the money It's ...
Hi Helen I hope you don't sign off, or at least come back again in the future. Your reaction suggests you are much more stressed than your first post reads and we are concerned about you. Although caring for a loved one is noble and selfless, it is also very very hard and exhausting. Sadly most cari...
Practically, get Power of Attorneys for both finances and health and welfare set up now, if you haven't already
Hi Londonbound As the GP has prescribed tablets, why not give them a go? They might just give you enough sleep to break the pattern. You don't have to take them for life, or if they don't agree with you. If you had a broken leg you'd accept a crutch while it healed wouldn't you? Have you tried conta...
Did read something a while back. Try googling self employed personal care assistants
Hmm, it may look odd and not smart but if its clean, does it really matter what she looks like? Is it worth battling over?

Might a plait or a bun suffice?

With dementia its best to laugh things off or agree rather than battling. You might need to save your strength for bigger battles in the future
If going the Direct Payments route just make sure the money is spent on care needs as specified in the Care Plan and not on anything else. Although Direct payments are supposed to give choice, councils are stamping down and specifying what they can be used for. For example if the Care Plan says need...
Hi Enigma and welcome Many of us on here have, or have had multiple carees. Feel free to add to any thread that takes your interest or add new ones. We all know that isolated feeling, and that exhausted stressed out carers can't collapse! This is a good place to vent or rant, but we do urge everyone...
Hi Michael The experienced sceptic in me would surmise that no minutes were taken , or haven't been written up yet, or have been lost. As the others have said keep pushing for them officially but don't be surprised if when they do materialise that they are full of errors. Even if there are no minute...
Hi Tim My mum (officially step mum, but after 40+ years has earned the full title :D ) is now 96. She was diagnosed with vascular dementia about 5 years ago and we were worried how we would cope. To cut a long story short, she asked us to find a nice Home for her, which we did and have been grateful...