I have decided to use the title of a blog I follow as a way of saying something about my trip to Coventry yesterday. Jennifer often begins her posts with: ‘I’m very grateful for…’ This brief post will take on a similar format:
I am very grateful that we now have a social worker who has made it possible for me to have away days to visit family.
I am very gratfeul that our Care Agency sends supportive carers to sit with Maureen.
I am very grateful that Maureen allows carers to sit with her for 14 hours.
I am very grateful that National Express provide reliable transport for my journey.
I am very grateful that my daughter Lisa transported me around Coventry.
I am very grateful that my sisters make sure my mum is well cared for.
I am very grateful that my mum’s carers look after her welfare.
I am very grateful that my brother’s carers look after his welfare.
I am very grateful that Maureen and I have decided that we will seek to avoid Residential Care for as long as we are able.
Finally, I am grateful that our social worker will be ringing me back after noon to arrange some additional carer sits over the next few days to help me cope with Maureen’s challenging presentation.
I’m very tired after a long day yesterday, and will write a reflective piece on my visit to Coventry tomorrow.