What best to do?
Mum has been in a nursing home for the past five weeks. She was placed there by the NHS following a short stay in hospital.
While she has been there she has had a care assessment by the local authority who only spoke to her on the phone as the nursing home is in lockdown. As a result of that they advised us verbally that mum needs residential dementia care. That concurs completely with our view. They have now seen the care logs from the home. It describes the things that mum can do, but does not convey by any means the full picture. As a result they are now talking about care at home. I am in despair. I have told them that I will not cooperate with any care plan that results with mum going home.
I am in despair. Can they really conduct a care assessment on the basis of care logs for someone with dementia.