I had a social worker out to visit me in my home yesterday and she is going to arrange some carers to come out to me every day of the week. I've never had this before it's always been my mum who's carried out the treatments for me, whats your experience of having a carer I am worried that some of the treatment is internment .Has having a carer been a good thing for you? I just feel a little worried at the moment about it all.
AJ your speaking to some one (me) who has had carers for the past 14 years (coming into home 4 times a day 7 days a week) they have been an absolute GOD send with my parents being of old age (couldnt find a polite way of putting) they found it hard to help for my care due to my dad having both knee's done and my mom being riddled with arthritis so my younger sister talked to me about it (with some really deep talking and i was really unsure with it at first but i wouldnt look back now
I was feeling worried as it's all new to me I am starting off as having 3 ladies carers on a rota coming out every morning and they are going to build the time up with me once I get to know them. I am also going to get from social services meals on wheels, plus an outside key lock so that the people can let themselves in. I an just feeling a bit unsure as mums always done my care for me but as shes getting older she's finding it hard work I do feel guilty at times for being born with a disability.
I thought I let you all know how it's going, well I've had the carers out last week and it's going really well I was worried that they would try and take over. I am having them out every day in the mornings and two days a week to take me out. I've had a tough time of it lately I've burnt my arm and I am badly black and blue on my leg where I've had a fall. I've got an alarm that connects to the emergency services plus I've got a key box so the carers and emergency services can get into my flat.
Glad it's going okay, sorry you got burned and had a fall, I can relate to the fall as I've had a few in my time and a couple of times needed the emergency services out. I felt stupid and awful at the same time for having to call them out as I felt I was wasting their precious time but they made me see I was one of the patients who did need their help and I wasn't wasting their time. I do feel such an idiot for having falls but I can't help my legs are so weak! Now I'm just getting on with life living with my problems! I'm sure you will get to know your carers as family eventually. They are their to help you and assist you to make your life easier. So you keep going and except the help they are giving you.
I so need a rant!... It's being a bit of a nightmare with the carers one they have a tracker on their phones so even if they do turn up they still get paid.( They leave early and come very late, (it's important I have my heart meds at the same time every day) and they are aware of that! another thing is I've been hospital tested for muti allergy's and one of the things was I have a sever allergy to cats and its in my care package you guesses it they still send people out with cats!.. they slag the company off and the bit I am very worried about is the give out other clients person info out that should be confidential. Another thing they had put my keys back in the out door key safe without locking it back up so my flat keys were on show thats not happened once but a lot of times. My mum has complained to the company so the manager is having a full staff meeting tomorrow. There so so much more going on I feel really low over it. Sorry for the long rant
How did the meeting go? I hope you got all your problems and complaints sorted. The whole point of a carer is to care and help you, if the carer doesn't do the job properly it's not being a carer!! You have to do the job description properly, also if they are not reading the information details given persifically about you being allergic to cats so no carers who own cats then they are being neglectful of there job! I hope you get it sorted out otherwise I would get social services to find a new care service for you who can do the job correctly!