Sophia contacted DCA recently, very emotional and not knowing where to turn.
She cares for her Husband who had been in respite care.
Overnight he had wet the bed because he cannot get up and that morning she could not get him up.
She was unable to lift him due to her own back problems and was crying that she could not change the bed or clean him up.
She said before he went to respite he had some movement but now could not move at all. He has prostate cancer, lives with Dementia and is hard of hearing.
THINGS WE DID:
1. Call GP Surgery who had told Sophia they had no appointments, I made them fully aware of the situation and they agreed for a GP to do a home visit asap.
2. Brokerage who were going to call Sophia to inform her of ongoing care available to her as they would have to pay for care.
HOW IT HELPED:
The outcome was that GP decided husband required admission to hospital and ambulance was called. Following on from this, nursing care was arranged with the District Nurse.
DCA called Sophia a couple of weeks later and she was much happier that care had been put in place for her Husband and she was not having to do his personal care or lifting any more. She said she had also managed to get out to see a friend she had not seen for a while and was feeling much better in herself.
Sophia said she had gone blank on that day and felt no one was listening to her.
After calling us and getting the help from our support worker she finally felt listened to.
Sophia was grateful for all the help put in place.
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