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NSW Hospital Holding Mother with Dementia

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by jillofalinda, 5 August 2014.

  1. jillofalinda

    jillofalinda Member

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    A hospital is holding my mother till placement is available. I dont want this i want her home with me i have been her carer for 8-9years. She has dementia. They argue that i cant care for her. I have no guardianship etc. Please help
     
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    Hi @jillofalinda,
    Why has the hospital said that you can no longer care for your mother - Is it because your mother's condition has been assessed as requiring a higher level of care (to support/manage her dementia) than you can provide in the current environment?
     
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    Hi john i think this is the case though i feel its no diffetent to before she went in. Forgive me if i take a long time to answer it means ive stuffed up somewhere as i dont know how to use site properly. Thanks
     
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    Hi @jillofalinda,
    It's difficult to assist further without more information. That said, you may consider contacting the free National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 to better understand options that may be available to you and your mother.
     
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    Are they allowed to keep her against my wishes
     
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    Hi @jillofalinda,
    To better respond to your question, I would need to know more about why your mother is being held until placement (I assume following an assessment - but don't know how she has been assessed - e.g. high care, low care, etc.) and why there is disagreement about any assessment.

    I also strongly encourage you to contact the free National Dementia Helpline.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Tim W Lawyer
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    If you are not the guardian,
    then what you want is not the deciding factor, no.
     
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