Hi Tracey, Welcome. You have a full time, full on job there. Sorry to hear your husband is suffering so much. What is the cause and is there no hope of it improving? Don't answer if you don't want to, there's no obligation to. I'm afraid I know very little about autism, to my shame. You need to be a...
Hi Trisha, Very good advice so far. You MUST have and are ENTITLED to help. Also, have you got Power of Attorney for your parents? Essential. I expect you can get both types set up for dad but I'm not sure about Mum if she is diagnosed with dementia. Look into that asap. Perhaps your lovely hubbie c...
Hi Helen, You are not alone in all those feelings. There are a number of us on this forum who are struggling with elderly parents, some with dementia and challenging behaviour, some like my very elderly Mum (99) who is becoming more and more 'needy. I have an almost full time commitment to care and ...
Hi Henrietta I'm relatively new(ish) to the forum and although I am aware that you have posted many times I have not yet gone back through enough posts to know your circumstances. I do know that my mother (aged 99) feels cold when I think the temperature is quite reasonable and has her central heati...
Oh my goodness, found you all at last. I have been lurking round this web site, making the odd contribution and asking the odd question but have been feeling that my problems are nothing compared to the awful situations some people find themselves in. I too have a 'MOTHER'. I'm going to make your he...
Hi Heather, My local authority has a £215.00 limit to what they expect people to pay for care per week, whatever their savings are. However they decide what care you 'need' and will only support that amount. Not realistic of course but every little helps. I am aware that not every authority is so in...
Hi Trevor. I've no knowledge or experience of Huntingdon's disease, I apologise for my ignorance, but having quickly looked it up I can see that it is horrible and that you have a hard time in front of you. Have you sourced all the help you can get through your GP and Social services? Do you have ca...
Hi Chris, Me again. This is a suggestion. How about talking to these people and see if they can help. Located in Sketty.
http://alterationsbydebbie.yolasite.com/
Cheers
Elaine
Hi Chris, Have no experience but looks like yes. Try these web pages. The first leads to the second. Elaine http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/nhs-continuing-care.aspx#faq http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/personal-health-budgets/Pages/about-personal-health-b...
Hi Chris I would strongly urge you to use direct payments to ensure the continuation of care and carers from your present, satisfactory provider. As you know, the consistency of carers is very important as they are far more committed and involved than casual once a month (for example) carers, sent b...