I really don't know if there is anyone who can help me with this but I thought I'd give this forum a try.
I'm looking for some insight as to what involvement SS might have with an elderly person. I can't find much online.
The elderly person is my mother who has for sometime clearly have some health issues but despite my lest efforts and those of my siblings we've not managed to get her or her husband to take it seriously. I spoke to her GP who said if she has dementia then not much can be done, it's just a death sentence etc. He did arrange a brain scan for her which she said was fine which I cannot believe. She has obvious cognitive problems on her left side - messages not coming form the brain?
Anyway, on Monday she fell down twice requiring paramedics twice. On the first occasion she refused to go to hospital despite the paramedics advice who were very concerned for her. They however arrange for social services to attend who I'm told will be installing handrails etc. On the 2nd fall she has no choice but to go into hospital (after being on the floor for 7 hours & in desperate need of a pee!).
What I want to know is if social services are likely to do anything else & is it normal to call them in just to put in handrails?
There are clearly significant problems & in my view she cannot safely stay in her home but I simply cannot get her or her husband to see sense (I've been banging on about if for years now).
Anyway, any insider knowledge would be really helpful. I do have the SS contact info & I know the hospital are asking lots of probing questions (she's still in), so things may finally improve.