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.