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Landon Webb gets 5-day reprieve at Kings Regional Rehab

A 24-year-old man with a mental disability facing discharge against his parents wishes from the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre is being allowed to stay at the facility for another five days, says his mother.

Webb's family is reviewing an offer to have him placed in a home, but nothing is final

Landon Webb has been declared incompetent by the courts and needs around-the-clock care. (Brenda Webb)

A 24-year-old man with a mental disability facing discharge against his parents wishes from the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre is being allowed to stay at the facility for another five days, says his mother.

Landon Webb, who functions at the level of a 10 to 12-year-old, requires around-the-clock specialized care and has been declared incompetent by the courts. He also has epilepsy, heart disease, asthma, and language and anxiety disorders.

His family says the Kings facility told them Webb would be discharged Wednesday because the centre could no longer care for him. His parents were opposed because they said they were not equipped to tend to him and he had nowhere else to go.

Webb was given a two-day reprieve earlier this week, and on Friday his mother, Brenda Webb, says they've been now been granted five more days as they secure a new place for him to live.

"It gives us a bit of relief knowing he's not going out on the street," she said.

'Nothing is engraved in stone at this time'

But the experience, she says, have been very difficult.

"I've never experienced anything so stressful. My husband and I have been through a lot of things in our lifetime and I've not experienced anything as traumatic and stressful as this," she said.

She says an offer has been made to the family about a potential home for Landon Webb and she hopes it will work out. However, she says, "nothing is engraved in stone at this time."

Brenda Webb says the five-day extension brings some relief, but ultimately the situation isn't fully resolved.

The Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, located in Waterville, treats people with intellectual disabilities, cognitive challenges and chronic mental illness.

Fuelling Brenda Webb's concerns about her son's discharge is the trouble he's found himself in while out on unsupervised visits in the community.

She previously told CBC News the unsupervised outings have led her son to connect with unsavoury characters and have fuelled his drug use, a problem he had when he entered the facility.

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