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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...
Thanks, BowlingBun, but long term care wasn't the issue. It was about working out which kind of respite care would be safest while we go home for a week. Apologies if my post gave that impression!
I don't know, Anne. I'm coping on a functional level but feel traumatised by personal circumstances during the last three months. Like you, I'm emotionally fragile now and physically unwell. I'm generally a positive person but I can't remember when I last felt in awe of anything. I think admitting s...
Luke, your Nan and my Aunt sound as if they have a lot in common. Don't be anxious about not being believed. Although your Nan still has some insight, the practitioner carrying out the assessment will be aware that it doesn't mean she is safe at home on her own. The assessment is a process . Here in...
In that case, the only way your aunt is going to get the care she needs is to tell Social Services that as from a particular date you are going back to your home, and will be unable to provide any further care for your aunt. Then let health and social care fight it out between themselves. I know th...