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But I can still feel the stress of the day draining out of me. A cup of tea in my hand ( only my second of the day) and finally I can start to relax safe in the knowledge she is in her cot bed and asleep. I'd want some red wine and some cheese, (and probably some insect repellent), but I've actuall...
Ajay - Alas, he does have a night bag but it isn't sufficient for between carers' evening and morning visit. We've explored all avenues...but hopefully moving to better tailored private care will sort that. My wife has a night bag and there's no way I'm getting up in the middle of the night for any...
Janey_S wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:06 pm
so I’ve been going over to make his dinner / empty catheter bag in night).......
You (he) should have a night bag to avoid that problem, they will hold 2L, which is usually enough.
Hi The Salsa manual says it can climb a 1:7 slope so a height of (for example) 1.5 feet would mean a 10.5 foot ramp which is rather long. . I've also been advised to go the hoist way, which has lots of advantages but I'm reluctant to fit a hoist to our old car when we might end up with a wav in the...
My mam is demonstrating dementia-type behaviours: she's become verbally aggressive, suspicious, paranoid, a hoarder (cash and food), childish, easy provoked, impulsive, nice-in-the-morning - but evil-incarnate-at-night, mistrusting and self-centred, and forgetting what day it is (and she will argue...
Wheelchair accessible is more likely to be van based than car based, but the smaller vans drive just like cars nowadays and have all the refinements you may want. My van has air-con, cruise control, abs brakes, traction control, heated mirrors, etc etc https://www.brotherwood.com/used-wheelchair-acc...
Sorry this has gone on so long but I am panicking that he could demand to come home. He could demand to come home - but who will look after him 24 hours per day? You don't want to, and that's completely understandable and acceptable imo. You can't be forced to care for him if you don't want to, if ...
Obviously, I spend some time caring for my wife, she has a carer four mornings a week and I'm the second carer, when the carer leaves, my wife is always on the commode, so I have to finish that chore off and then dress her and hoist her into wheelchair, the other three days I either wash her or put ...
There's only one rate for Carers Allowance.

Attendance Allowance has both a higher and lower rate, the designated rate is paid to the person who qualifies for Attendance Allowance, (i.e. not the Carer).
..............it's like he's wanting constant attention................... I've simply had enough. I'm in my late fifties and could do without all this stress (from my step father in law). Any advice would be greatly appreciated A very common problem with the elderly. If you let them, they will tra...