The passage below by Ann Napoletan describes how I feel at this moment in time:
We have reached a stage on our journey where a comprehensive assessment of Maureen’s presentation is needed. Her declining short-term memory and dwindling functional capacity is worrying. Her emotional state is also a cause for concern.
I am hoping that the involvement of the Home Treatment Team will lead to a thorough assessment of Maureen’s presentation and my approach to providing suppor . Our Support Plan needs reviewing to ensure the ongoing well-being of Maureen and myself.
It is unfortunate that at a time when we need more involvement of carers our Agency has a shortage of personnel. Perhaps they need to review why there is such a high turnover of staff when their service users are crying out for continuity of carers.