Maureen is waiting for a bed on the Konar Suite – a specialist unit for dementia. Consultants have decided to review her diagnosis and monitor her presentation. They are hoping a bed might become available before the weekend.
The above news came late afternoon, so when Maureen finally lay on the sofa I took the opportunity of taking rest. I slept on and off until 10 ‘o’clock, an hour before a night-sitter arrived for her eight-hour shift. When she rang our doorbell I was pleased to see a familiar face who had helped us out on a previous occasion.
Night sits will become a permanent feature of our Care Plan – I have listened to our Key Worker at last!. We have decided to start with Wednesday’s and move on from there.
At 4 am I was woken by a deafening scream from downstairs: Maureen was scared to find a stranger in the house. It took a while to settle things down and reassure her she was in safe hands.
Following an early morning conversation with the Konar Suite, I have agreed to monitor how much food and drink Maureen is having. She has only sipped her first drink of the day after under-consuming yesterday.
I feel rejuvenated this morning following more sleep than I have had for weeks. I’m also reassured that a complete appraisal of Maureen’s condition is imminent. Once again, I’m very grateful for the services that are available in North East Lincolnshire – the Konar Suite is a rare commodity.