10-10-20 wrote: »
My wife's granny was of a similar mindset 10 years ago. She was only just coping at home but had good help next-door, but didn't want to end up in a home.
As time progressed she agreed to go to the local HSE home for two days a week as a day-resident (the social-scene and activities were her main interest). As time went on she herself decided to increase this duration to the point where she requested to be moved in as a full-time resident as she was bored at home (and felt that she was a drain on her carers). Perhaps this helps.
Solli wrote: »
This is good to know. What county or area is your granny in law in? Would it be possible to find equivalent of the HSE facility for day residents elsewhere? I just love this idea even though it is too late for my parents. When I looked at a HSE care facility it wax residency only at 3000 per week!
Still the local dentist managed to qualify for it...
Strawberry Milkshake wrote: »
Day services are on hold due to covid and from what I’ve heard they wont resume at all this year. They are usually held at the community hospital.
MonkeyWrench wrote: »
Would you advise on how to seek out a paid service that is reputable for home care? I see some online options but its difficult to know who and who is not reputable from that alone.
Contact your local Health Nurse as they are the ones responsible for requesting additional home help hours.
do you mean Public Health Nurse?
Local Health Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Public Health Nurse - which ever title they go under in your area
A very difficult and common situation. I would do you absolute utmost to get a referral to a Geriatrician at your local hospital and in particular access to the Day Hospital, which is a fantastic multidisciplinary service.
A full medical, social, functional and cognitive assessment is required. A treatment plan put in place and most importantly this can be monitored by the team. There is a big difference between a geriatrician speaking to your mother about how she would benefit from a nursing home rather than her family.
Beat of luck.