I was awoken at 2 am by a racket going on downstairs. Maureen was shouting all sorts of abuse at someone who was’ holding her prisoner in a strange house’. In short the night sit has not gone well and I have only had a couple of hours’ sleep; which is more than Maureen has had in the last 24 hours.
It is fortunate that the Care Agency sent such a skilled carer to do the night sit. Sarah is relatively new to Home Care and she is a natural with her calm considered manner. I hate to think what might have happened if Maureen had not been handled by such a skilled practitioner.
I do not have the time or energy to detail what went on from 2 am. It took us a long time to calm Maureen down and we summoned support from a number of quarters. She is totally exhausted now: medical intervention may be needed so that she can get some much needed rest.
I will speak to social services this morning to try to find a way forward that gives me the rest that I need so I can continue to look after Maureen in our own home.