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We are both 76 is there any other help we can get?
I hope this is allowed as l am joining this group on behalf of my husband Bill. Bill has hereditary cerebellar ataxia. He fell and broke his hip six weeks ago, he spent 12 days in hospital but though the leg is healing his walking has deteriorated. He doesn't have any treatment our GP says there isn't any? He does get the higher rate of attendance allowance. I can't get carers allowance. We are both 76 is there any other help we can get? He can just shuffle about now with his zimma frame, his speech is very slurred his hands shake badly and he chokes a lot. We have had a stair lift put in his brother has put grab rails up and he has a lifeline buzzer that he wears round his neck. We have paid for all of this ourselves. Eventually we both feel he will have to go into a home as l simply won't be able to look after him. Any advice would be so helpful.