Thank you SirenaGood thinking to attribute any tablets to the knee - and also to get her name down on a second care home. I would have thought two would be enough, did you ask how long the waiting list was likely to be?
Your encouragement helped me and I have a happy Mum this evening as opposed to the Mum who cried for ages this morning when I arrived. We had another chat and she also agreed that it was a good idea to put her name down for Care Home 2. First choice home does not have a queued waiting list as such but currently have about 3 people eager to ‘go in’ including Mum. The Home has 2 residential ‘wings’, 1 early dementia and 1 late stage. From the initial assessment they are happy for Mum to go into one of the ‘residential’ wings but when a vacancy comes up they try and do the ‘best fit’ with existing residents in the rooms nearby. Hope that makes sense - seems a good idea on the whole. Home 2 seemed to think that Mum would be able to go in on a trial period by Mid November but of course no guarantees.
Visit with GP (with Mum present) was interesting - after I explained increased agitation and tearfulness he started of with platitudes but I just sat there in silence with an expectant look on my face whilst Mum ‘waffled on’ I think maybe he realised I was not leaving until he took some action and eventually suggest that Mum could have a trial period on Mirtazapine 15mg for a month to see if it would help. Also got physio referral and XRay appointments for knee