... another one opens. Last year my wife was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding order (DoLS) in respect of her time at the respite centre that we used a few times. I was happy to be appointed her Personal Representative. This week I received a letter to say that my role is now ended as she will not be going to the respite centre again. The next day I received more paperwork establishing a new DoLS in respect of the residential home in which she now resides. Once again I have agreed to be her Personal Representative. I view this as a positive step forward. My wife is unable to understand her care and accommodation needs. The DoLS authorisation enables her to receive the 24 hour care that she requires in her care home, under continuous supervision, which has been deemed the least restrictive option and in her best interests. As before, the paperwork makes for interesting if unedifying reading, confirming the professional view of her limited capabilities and stating clearly that the residential care arrangements are essential and appropriate. It is not something that brings me joy, but at least confirms that my decision to procure residential care for my wife is supported.