My husband, 54 ,years old who still has no diagnosis for his neurological condition spends two morning on his own in our home while I am at work. He is fortunate to spend the other three mornings in a very good day centre.
Shortly after x mas I became aware that he made a telephone call to 118 requesting a new cheque book - the phone call must have taken some time as it cost £10. On our most resent telephone bill I have noticed another three calls on 118, all made on the same day at a total cost of £37.
Yes, I can block all 118 calls or as some friends of mine suggested lock all outgoings calls which I am very reluctant to do.
I think a little further and wonder why? and what is prompting my husband make the call, is he lonely, anxious or why ring 118?
I asked him and told him the cost - his answer was just "well you and the children spend a lot of money too" yes, a very good point, but we try to get something in exchange.
Has anyone got any suggestions - my husband has a white board with important telephone numbers on and I have made him a large print address book.
I suppose I should be grateful he doesn't dial 999.
My thoughts wonder off to him being lonely and bored as he has no explanation himself but then his short term memory is not very good.
I dont like the idea of locking the phone - we could get rid of our land line and only use mobile like so many people do but we have very poor signal.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.