Please don’t feel guilty (easy said I know) from what you said about your Mum’s CH I am sure she had a lovely day relatively. I hope the family crisis is resolved quickly and positively and somewhere you found some time to enjoy Christmas Day
I was going to suggest the same, decant shampoo into the favourite bottle, if you've got several to re-fill, it won't matter if the manufacturer changes packaging.I rang Mum yesterday via the ‘floor’ phone to reminder her that we had a trip to the doctors today. She said ‘Thank you for letting me know’ and then said ‘I have to go now as there is a queue of people waiting to use the phone and it is unfair to stand and chat’. That was me dismissed.
Headed to CH an hour early to ensure she was all ready, to find Mrs Angry. She said she had got up and dressed at 3am as I had told her to, to ensure we were ready for the little man who was taking us. Day carer said it was actually 7am and that she had given both her and one of the night time carer the complete runaround as they had tried to get her showered and dressed. If only I can remember what I said but she turned into all sweetness and light to me and carer visibly gave a sigh of relief. Headed up to the Doctors, sat waiting for 20 mins after appointment time and then told person was unable to come in today. As it was not an emergency we would have to make another appointment
Headed back to the home and had coffee in the cafe area and then headed back up to Mum’s room. She said she had a bag of stuff she did not want and could I take it away (which was mainly Christmas presents from brother and the care home) and then we ‘played’ tidy the room up whilst trying to find all the items that she said were missing. The good thing about Mum moving to the care home is at least there are slightly less places to hide things .
I was then honoured as she asked if I was staying for lunch. How could I refuse? Nice lunch and a happy Mum so I thought, time to leave whilst I was on a winning streak, having found all but 1 missing item. Quick text to brother who is visiting tomorrow to say I had taken one item he had brought Mum to exchange for something different as it did not fit and that I would ‘feed’ the fancy toiletries back to her room as she needed them as she had no where to store them. Mum only recognises her regular bottle of shampoo (not sure what happens if manufacturer changes the packaging) and will only use a particularly soap- so is basically confused with fancy shower gels and posh soaps etc. O well can’t complain too much about brother- 5 visits (7 days) this year rather than the previous once a year visit (3 days).
O that made me laugh out loud. I hope she still has a swim suit to protect her modesty or at least an alternative use for the collection of scarvesAged mother won’t shower & a baths not an option!
Tempted to strap her onto the beetles roof bars & take her through the car wash at Tesco!
I stopped purchasing toiletries as supplies were overwhelming her bathroom!
Aged mother now has a growing collection of scarves ....
Well I guess one positive or your reward for clearing the flat. I guess again I am lucky because apart from clothes Mum was a bit minimalistic.
aged mother finds it funny to, as I often say if you don’t have a shower soon....! it’s off to Tesco’s car wash!!!