Hi, so I have written alot on here. Mum had her assisted living accommodation assessment yesterday. I don’t know too well about what happened. Mum isn’t the best at communicating, and even worse via text message, so I only got small amounts of info. Her info wasn’t much to go on really, she couldn’t communicate what they said other than a few texted phrases. I got the words ‘high priority’, ‘band B’, and ‘waiting for people to move out’ but I know that doesn’t mean much.
The only thing mum could communicate was how she loved the place, and wanted to be in there. That is great news, but expected news. She told me how she would feel safer and would get to meet friends. Again, I could have told her that ages ago. Nonetheless at least she wants it, but that has never been the battle. I only wish she went on the list sooner.
I have now spoken to the assessor, and well I could not be anymore annoyed at the whole system really. I just feel like they have put me under so much stress unnecessarily.
I spoke to them about the process, and now she has been accepted and how I couldn’t cope with her anymore.
The person I spoke to was obviously higher up, and when I spoke to her about the list she said it was extremely long, and the longest in the area. Again that was a massive worry, but I have been told that a million times. I then went on to try ti ask again just specifically how long this list is. Normally they won’t tell me. She told me that there were 12 people. 12! This extremely long list has only 12 people.
She also told me about the process, and how flats come available all the time. She told me that another one in the area recently had 7 flats come available although mum does not want this one, and I agree with her based on her needs. She also told me about how they choose to accept people, so out of the list of people waiting they will nominate three based on their needs. They say mum needs a generic appartment which are more available, whilst others on the list may need higher needs. So depending on the situation she could be in there in a couple of months.
I am extremely ambivalent really. I am glad it’s moved along and I have got answers, but to put me in extreme stress over a waiting list of 12 people telling me it is extremely long. I am very angry for that, all the sleepless nights, the sickness, the all round anxiety.