Hi everybody, New to the forum. I care for my elderly mother diagnosed with Alzheimer. It is becoming very hard to care as her illness is progressing. Unsure what to do as my mother is not eligible for social care and I cannot afford adequate care for her.
Welcome to the forums. I recommend contacting social services in order to start the whole process. You are in my prayers. Best wishes. It is a rather good idea in addition to make some brief summary notes on your care home options here. Visit a few different local care homes in the meantime. Please feel free to contact me if you require more help.
Try to take a good look around the entire place in question too. Use your common sense to make a informed decision about the care home as well. In any case get their contact details. Write that down on a blank notepad for future reference. Most care homes employ decent staff. Bear that in mind. Stay positive and remain calm. Also research home care companies. Keep us updated.
Welcome to the forum
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I’m so sorry to hear your Mother is suffering with Alzheimer’s.
My late husband suffered strokes , vascular dementia and other health issues. I understand it’s very painful to watch.
I would advise you contact the social worker again and ask for another assessment. You do not have to pay for care for your Mother.
Do you have power of attorney?