Council acts to keep woman in care home

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A legal battle is being fought between Lancashire County Council and an 80-year-old war veteran who “rescued” his wife, who has dementia, from a nursing home and took her home because he could not bear to live without her. Denis Cramp, 80, took the action after being told that his wife of 55 years Maria Cramp, 88, would have to stay longer in the The Hollies residential and nursing home in Clayton-le-Moors. Mr Cramp went to the home and took his wife out, saying he had demonstrated he could care better for his wife than the care home. “For the last four weeks she has come home once a week,” said Mr Cramp. “It was obvious she would rather be with me. She indicated to them she didn’t want to go back. She wanted to stop with me. She was cheerful, sociable, everything you wouldn’t expect of someone who they wanted to detain. “The home tried to stop me taking her. They said I would have to wait for social services and I said the last thing I want to do is wait for social services – she is my wife

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