Ruth – Blairgowrie, VIC
Ten years ago, my 90 year old mother was in an aged care facility. She had been there for 14 years, first living independently in an apartment, then in hostel accommodation. This facility also had a nursing home section. When she fell and broke her wrist, she was admitted to a private hospital and when she was well enough to leave, the management of her aged care facility said that, as she now had a degree of dementia, they would not take her back, and that their nursing home had no vacancies.
I was told to find another aged care home for her. After a difficult search I found a nursing home in another suburb. She was unhappy and confused in this unfamiliar environment and her health deteriorated.