Maureen’s Occupational Therapist phoned with some good news yesterday:
Two weeks to go to until Easy2bathe is here.
An additional stair rail will be fitted within a month:
Then early this morning I got even better news: Maureen has a cold:
I heard incessant sneezing from downstairs shortly after midnight and realised Maureen had a cold. What a relief that there was a probable explanation for her bizarre behaviour last night when she called me all the ‘names under the sun’.
Maureen remained on the attack this morning accusing me of stealing all of her belongings and keeping her here against her will. Shortly before 5 am I informed Single Point of Access that I was exhausted and will attempt to place Maureen in Respite Care this morning.
Following the Best Interest Meeting, I clarified my options with our Key Worker. My need for a break was fully explored at the meeting and the only option at the moment is to put Maureen into a Care Home for a short period of time. The good news is Homefield House appears to be somewhere that could meet Maureen’s needs: the even better news is they have availability. The one remaining issue is how to get Maureen there with a minimum of distress: thank goodness Girl Wednesday has trodden that path with me on a previous occasion!