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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My 84 yrs old mother resides with me at my home. she went to

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my 84 yrs old mother resides with me at my home. she went to my sisters for respite, 1 week. now shes turned my mother against me, telling her i dont want her to come back here. she turns her phone off when she goes to work, leaving my elderl mother on her own. shes collapsed twice in the past, luckily when i was there. i have just, last night, found out my mums in the hospital, which i didnt know bout. my mum thinks i havent been to see her cause i dont care. my mums sister phoned her at the hospital, using my sisters mobile to contact her. my mum said that i didnt want her back here but my aunt told her the truth. then my sister took the phone off mum & told my aunt never to call again.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first

Has your mother ever signed a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Have you spoken to the hospital?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i havent been told what ward shes even on. no to your first question.

Have you called the hospital and asked?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they wouldnt tell me, i could be anybody.

They would not confirm which ward she was on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, its patient confidentiality

That is odd

Can you attend in person?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i cant because i havent a clue what part of the hospital she is in. its a massive hospital

When was your mother last living with you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my mother has lived with me for the last 22 years, until 11 days ago
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what i should have said was my mother & i lived together for the last 22 years. she went to my sisters 11 days ago for a short respite. im disabled & find things difficult, mum has C.O.P.D. & other things wrong with her, & she went to my sisters as she could bathe her etc, i wouldnt bathe my own mum so she is supposed to go to sisters address for 1 week per month.

Have you spoken to the GP and asked for help?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, again its patient confidentiality

Have you actually spoken to them?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i dont need to, i know how the law works in the UK with regards ***** ***** such as doctors, nurses etc

As do I

Yet I have arrived at hospitals and been told at reception which ward my relative was on.

Additionally I have spoken to my elderly parents GP and sought advice and assistance - all within the confidentiality rules.

These are the options that you have - either in person or by phone contact the hospital and express your concerns.

Ask to speak to the Hospital Social worker and explain what has happened and ask them to speak to your mother

Ask the local external Social Services to speak to her if she has now left hospital.

Please ask if you need further details

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