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    Default 86 year old refused respite care.

    I looking for some advice regarding accessing services for my elderly mother in law. She is in hospital recovering from a psychotic break and requires supervised medical care convalescence or respite care for when they discharge her from the hospital according to her consultant. The Public Health service attached to her area has refused care and told us there is no appeals process. She is 86 years old, barely mobile, almost fully blind, deaf and now has regular visual hallucinations and she lives alone. She has been a widow for forty years and so has no financial resources other than her pension. Any ideas?
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    is she renting or does she own her own house? they have the process in place for provding care and taking their cut out of the future house sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imokyrok View Post
    I looking for some advice regarding accessing services for my elderly mother in law. She is in hospital recovering from a psychotic break and requires supervised medical care convalescence or respite care for when they discharge her from the hospital according to her consultant. The Public Health service attached to her area has refused care and told us there is no appeals process. She is 86 years old, barely mobile, almost fully blind, deaf and now has regular visual hallucinations and she lives alone. She has been a widow for forty years and so has no financial resources other than her pension. Any ideas?
    How much savings does she have?

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    Dont take her home tell them you cant take care of her,let them sort it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    is she renting or does she own her own house? they have the process in place for provding care and taking their cut out of the future house sale.
    That's for ongoing care in a nursing home and doesn't seem to cover convalescent beds. In any case her house is mortgaged to the hilt as she took out one of those life loans a deacde or so ago to do much needed repairs and the interesth as been phenomenal.
    Conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less. E.J. Dionne

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    She is an EU patriot. She is making a small sacrifice to make sure that the Anglo Bondholders remain content wth Irish state banking policy.

    Send her something symbolic, like a medal of honour reflecting her commitment in this hour of need for Europe's bankers. Or better still send her nothing, that way she will preserve even more money for the bankers.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Is it possible to take a period of Carer's Leave, you would be entitled to Carer's Benefit and other assistance, including the household benefits package, if she stays in your home. You can also get Carer's benefit to pay for a carer in your home, if you cannot stop working.
    It's complicated and time consuming, but Social Welfare will eventually re-imburse you if she qualifies for full time care.
    Carer's Benefit is not means tested, if you have paid PRSI at A class contributions. It is around 205 Euros per week.

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    Not being a smart alec but I'd contact a local TD, they're usually quite good at finding out what people are entitled to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    Dont take her home tell them you cant take care of her,let them sort it.
    That is usually the best access route!

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