Resisting Care: An unsuccessful s.21A challenge from a ‘feisty’ 94-year-old

By Celia Kitzinger, 19 June 2022

“It was a week after the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations (this becomes relevant later!) and District Judge Searl was making a decision about a 94-year-old woman (“Hattie”) who lives in a care home but wants to return to her own home.”

Read the write up of this hearing in full and the helpful reflections on managing older people’s resistance to care at source here

“Unlike the Queen, who despite her failing health, commands the wealth and power to live in her own home until the end of her life, Hattie does not. But even Queen Elizabeth II has been described as ‘feisty”!

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