Protecting our Parents reveals multiple issues with the fragmented systems of health and social care
Time – or rather money – is running out for 83-year-old Betty in the temporary care home placement where she’s spent a few weeks recuperating after a fall.
This resulted in her being admitted to Heartlands hospital in Birmingham, but she now urgently wants to go home. Her niece Rhonda watches as a social worker tries to persuade Betty to agree to the council clearing her house of some of the possessions she’s built up over decades. These will now, it’s suggested, prove a health and safety hazard when she moves back in, increasing her risk of another fall. (more…)