Maureen showed signs of capacity yesterday that I feared were gone forever. She made herself a cup of coffee without any prompting and also put washing on the line. I need to be very patient today providing prompting at appropriate times to support her to find purpose in her day.
There is no doubt that as exceptional support has arrived from Focus and Navigo I have felt a little more relaxed in my caring role. We are very fortunate in the range, and quality of support, that is available here. Unfortunately, there is never enough money to go around and like anywhere else professional staff are pushed to the limit by the Austerity Programme.
I have already improved the layout in our lounge/bedroom this morning. What I had hastily thrown together yesterday helped us both to have a better night with comfort at hand whenever Maureen awoke. Unfortunately she is still very nervous following her experiences in Ladysmith Road Care Home and I have some unfinished business in that quarter which I hope to progress next week..
A new carer is her at noon from the same Agency as last weekend. If she is half the woman of her predecessor then it can only help, as Dianne was great. She is back next week so one more piece is now in place in a jigsaw of support that can only help as we move forward on this hazardous journey.