My mother is in a psychiatric hospital under section 3 MHA. She was admitted in Jan 2021 after self neglect in Nov 2020, emergency admittance to a and e local hosp, not eating drinking, needed drip and lost half body weight before transfer to mental health unit. Had lots of ECT, medications, suffering recurrent depressive disorder after sudden death of my father in July 2020.
Now talking of discharge to us or into care home but she wants to come back to me and sister but needs nursing care as lost mobility in first hosp due to being in bed so long.
Has capacity to make decisions which SW agrees but has mentioned using DOLS and DOLA if they could. Also mentioned CT of Protection if we don’t accept what they are offering under section 117 aftercare which is 2 hrs a day dom care in one house only, we wanted to split between two of us in two houses but no way.
Mum thinks we may not be able to deal with her toilet needs and doesn’t want us to have to but still wants to get out of hosp and come back to us.
Getting depressed again because starting to realise what will happen to her. Fell out of bed twice in past 5 weeks and banged head badly bruised.
We been in touch with MPs and they sent letter to health trust but they refusing to give any info because saying mum refusing to grant consent to share info to MP and claiming a manager asked her but after checking with mum she said nobody checked with her, obviously lying to prevent MP’s interfering (have 3 on the case).
Mum now back on section 3 because starting to not eat drink or take medication again, was also on it for 5 weeks in Jan Feb.
SW mentioned having to pay top ups for care home even under section 117 aftercare but I don’t understand why this is?
Also trying to get out of section 117 altogether with accusations to me of not looking after her house because we have been redecorating and doing work on it when the SW and OT called to check on its suitability for mum to return to (I have EPA).
All very nasty and threatening and completely out of the blue from someone we thought was there to be helpful not bullying and threatening to closest relatives. Came dressed as some sort of nurse in full NHS gear as well! Need help with this, causing lot of worry to us all incl mum who already lost husband of 60 years.