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Carers Get Too Much?
# 1 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:34
read this artical on carers, looks like they are getting to much. etc ...
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# 2 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:39
He's a cunt.
# 3 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:47
I would LOVE to have this FECKING EEJIT try his hand at caring for someone with advanced dementia added with psychotic behaviour that is a direct result of the dementia, plus physical issues as well, by himself for a solid month, without a break. Then he can come back and try to explain his reasoning.

He is simply blowing air out of his hole, pardon my language.
# 4 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:50
(soz OP, but it actually should be too much)

I had a family relative look after a old woman(on her husband's side) with acute Alzheimer's. It really took it out of her, she basically had to give up her entire life, work, hobbies, everything for the years she looked after her. A few years in she became noticeably more depressed and she changed as a person. You could see the burden she was under.

Looking after dying, demented elderly is thankless, fruitless, nasty, all consuming work. To be honest with cuts in respite care, it's only a matter of time before someone somewhere is found having murdered a demented elderly relative.
# 5 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:51
I'd prefer the other option, not murder, but leave them in the hospitals and refuse to take them back home.

The cost to the state would be astronomical.

Yes, I can totally understand how someone might be driven to murder, especially when not given enough support and breaks, which is vital.
# 6 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:58
Hi Peeps
Wife has an elder uncle in a nursing home in North County Dublin
He is not a medical problem at all !
He pays Mowlem Healthcare Limited 1000 Euro per week
to make sure he washes shaves and changes his underwear
Before you all rant and rave He wants to be independant but fucking hell
This is an absolute rip-off !
# 7 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 20:59
I'm sorry, what is this? are you giving out about nursing home expenses?
# 8 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:00
A €1000 a week? Where do people get that kind of money?
# 9 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:01
Exactly, Penny.

Trawler54, I haven't seen you before, welcome to Gaire.

I think this thread is more about carers who look after their loved ones at home.
# 10 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:04
He happens to be reasonably well off
But he has had to sell his house to mantain the payments
Oh Btw

He worked hard all his life !
Some of the residents in the same home never worked a day in their lives and are state funded !
# 11 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:04
yes, that's the way things are.
# 12 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:05
Thought this was down to Carer's and their costs
# 13 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:07
Hi Penny

About the money they pay

They have worked for it !
for years and years invested wisely and been frugal at all times !
# 14 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:10

Mowlem Healthcare is also a carer albeit on a commercial basis !
# 15 : Monday 10-12-2012 @ 21:21
The commercial carers do not get carers allowance. this is a social welfare payment for individuals who care for their loved ones, not commercial carers who certainly do NOT get this allowance/respite grant.

Please do not confuse the two.
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