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5 Things I DIDN'T Expect When I Placed Mum in an Aged Care Facility

Posted by Linda Summerton on Dec 11, 2014 3:22:00 PM

 1. So Many Decisions to Make

 I always knew it was going to be a difficult time. My mother's greatest fear was to end up in a Nursing Home, so when the time finally came that she had run out of options, I took some comfort in the fact that this was my area of expertise, I had helped many clients to find and settle into a facility so at least it should be a smooth path. To say I underestimated the impact the move would have on her, and us her family - putting it mildly - was an understatement. Despite my nursing background, and first hand knowledge of facilities (having worked in some) and end of life planning , there were things I just wasn't prepared for .....

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Topics: Aged Care, Aged Care Facilities, Placement Services, Funding,, Federal Government

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