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Ongoing Care [Jun. 1st, 2013|09:47 am]
Tony Grist
In a case like my mother's Social Services provide care for a period of three weeks on the understanding that the family use the time to get their house in order and make long-term arrangements of their own. Our three weeks is now up. We could have employed a commercial agency to come in and help but we've decided to fly solo. My mother needs somebody living in- to do the cooking and household chores etc and oversee her movement around the house- but she can manage most of her personal care herself (though shoes and socks are a problem). It's now 9.30. She's up, she's washed and dressed and all without crisis or any undue effort. If in the future we need to call in the professionals we know where to go.

It looks as if (fingers crossed) we've got this one sorted.

From: artkouros
2013-06-01 12:46 pm (UTC)
That's a wonderful thing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-01 01:57 pm (UTC)
I hope....
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-06-01 02:59 pm (UTC)
How is your mum getting around? Does she have a wheelchair now?
I hope Social Services keeps that help available.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-01 05:38 pm (UTC)
She has a wheelchair and a walking frame- and moves between them.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-06-01 04:37 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful.

Just remember, though, she will start to decline, and it will be slowly, and you won't even notice it, but you will find that you start to feel exhausted all of the time. So, remember to take very good of yourselves in the process.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-01 05:41 pm (UTC)
I already feel exhausted all the time. :)

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[User Picture]From: basefinder
2013-06-01 10:47 pm (UTC)
You are a good son to take such good care of your mother.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-06-02 08:10 am (UTC)
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