My 81 year old Dad is in hospital, with a myriad of problems at the moment. Suspected kidney damage, pneumonia, dehydration etc. He isn't getting discharged yet, however, we have been here before and I'm looking for advice please.
The last time he was like this (about a year ago), he was discharged and taken home by ambulance (to his flat in a retirement village), however, he was completely immobile. My sister was with him, but couldn't stay there all the time, as she obviously has her own life, little kids and a full time job. He is 22 stone, and she can't lift or move him!!
We arranged carers to go in 4 times a day, but sister was still having to go in as well, to cover the gaps when carers weren't there.
I live very far away, and work full time, so can't help either.
What do people do here? Is the only option to arrange a live in carer by the week, until he is mobile and recovered? Or are we missing something?
Is there any kind of hospice he could go to, until he was well enough to go home? It seems mad to send an elderly man home, when he is completely immobile and lives alone.
Upcoming discharge from hospital - but he's not well enough to be home - what do people do?!
caredilemma · 10/04/2023 11:33
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