So the 4th of April dads discharge date is getting closer and closer. I was really disapointed to hear that virtually all support stops on discharge...no more neuro psychology no more occupational therapy ....just a follow up app with the consultant in 6bweeks time ! When I asked if we encountered any problems who could I contact I was referred to the psychiatric liaison team (mental health!) my dad isn't mental he is recovering from a TBI (Dec 2015).
We've had 3 over night leaves from the hospital at my house which other than a few teething problems have gone relatively well. However dad wants to go back to living on his own independently which is what I want to however the fact we have no support in this transition is quite scary.
I looked into some private occupational therapy ----- £600 for an assessment then £240 per hourly session!!!!! I mean who can actually pay that!!!!!
So between working and two young children it looks like it's down to me!
Are there any family members that can offer some advice or even tbi survivors who can say what helped them when they were initially discharged?
Thanks in advance