It is often a heart-rending decision to place a parent …

Comment on Old Timers Village resident locked in by Mandy Webb.

It is often a heart-rending decision to place a parent in a home.
However when 24-hour care is required, it may be the only practical option.
People with dementia do not realise their own limitations and this can put not only themselves, but others too, at risk.
When chatting to them, the conversation may seem perfectly rational, but this can mislead people into thinking there is nothing wrong.
Each case is different and the situation evolves with time.
Flynn Lodge was expanded in recent years, but probably already needs more rooms.
It is very difficult time for all concerned, including family and staff, who do their best.

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