I hope that some of you knowledgeable Gransnetters may be able to give me some advice.
A few days ago my father had to be taken into hospital by ambulance, he lives with my Mother who has dementia and Parkinsons, the Paramedics on the scene suggested that my mother should go in to respite care, and that to organise this I could phone her doctor the next day, is this how this is normally done? Anyhow this meant that my mother had to stay with me overnight.
When I telephoned the hospital to find out how my father was doing the next day, they, told me that they felt that he might be out that day , and to phone again later, well this then continued to happen day after day until after four days he finally came home, seeming fitter than he has in a long time , so they did a good job.
Well because I thought that he was coming home shortly all the time, I ended up looking after my mother for 4 days in total, and as I work from home was unable to do any work, this can’t happen again, can anyone advise me, how is respite care normally arranged, who arranges it, how quickly can it be arranged, and who pays the care home fees? I need to be more ready to act the next time this happens, I am anticipating my Mother objecting when the time comes so I feel that I need to be able to act quickly, she is already telling me what a lovely holiday she has had, and how I would make a lovely carer….. alarm bells are clanging so loudly I can hardly hear myself think!
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