Each department or service provider could only provide this service but not that and each one visited with reams of forms to fill in and get her to sign, needless to say she has macular degeneration and has limited reading skills and tinnitus in her left ear. But like a lot of elderly people they say you can trust what they say they care. But as l have learned many times only about their system and getting people to sign to get their share of the grant funding pot.
Sorry if l sound cynical but l learned so much about care and how agencies cross over to offer the same service under their banner. But try to get a service like a wet room or ramp from the local council without the right recommendation from the right service agency and it is tear your hair out time.
Anyway it taught me how not to care and how to provide care as her son with love and time taken to discuss what she really needs not what they really want but do not say.
So l have decided that to care for my family l will co-ordinate all the service providers myself and give only my details to the agencies. But l have learned what services are out there and how to get what l need to care for my elderly mother from benefits to property services.
So should anyone want to chat or has a problem email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and l will see what l can do to help or guide.
Speak soon all the best, G