I am now 2 years and a bit on from my original post. and my mum has been in a Rehab center for just over a year,
Her condition mentally in terms of emotion has improved greatly from her glum and depressed and sometimes angry demeanour in the hospital ( where she was kept in a geriatric unit for a year and a bit with little or no stimulation and no one willing to acknowledge the fact that she had a brain injury and was not geriatric)
However, the bodies who fund her stay at this centre are now pushing proceedings to move her. They have done this to her before as well as many other patients even younger than her.
They are taking my mums case the board where the two current funding bodies for my mums case will battle it out - so to speak - over who should pay for her care.--- Once this has been determined we will know a budget and once again be advised of a list of local care homes to visit that she should/ could be moved to.
The reason for my update and plea for advice is the following.
1. If we don't pick a place in the given time frame, there has been a threat she will be moved into "emergency accommodation". -- IS THIS ALLOWED?
2. Once again the list of places provided will be care homes - This is not suitable for her, we have a report which states she needs 2 carers for personal care, constant supervision when moving around, eating, using the toilet and person care, and drinking.
3. Most of the local places we have already seen all of which said they could not accommodate the above.
My Mums condition is one of confusion and she often speaks in jumbled sentence and can seldom answer straight forward questions. She is happy and content and has build up good communication with the current employees at her centre she is in now. She is mentally stimulated through activity and outings which helps with her emotions and lessens her confusion.
I find it difficult to explain what she is like but I can only say that although in terms of rehab she may not have improved greatly, she is certainly in the right place for her state of mind, safety and her care needs are met with staff and care.
She is 60 years old and has had a brain injury - she is not a 80 year old with dementia or Alzheimer's. I find it hard to believe the bodies who govern the care funding, would be happy to put her into a care home where she would not be meeting her care needs and would have no stimulation.
The initial reason her rehabilitation has been lessened is due to the amount of time it took the NHS to make a decision meaning she was left in hospital (as already mentioned) FOLLOWING her brain injury for over a year. Any of person who has had an identified brain injury has been out within a month and into slow stream rehab. (including another person I know) and are on the mend.
I feel due to this her case should be re considered and due to negligence , she has not had the opportunity to get better and come home.
Has any one had a similar situation or any advice?