By taking time for myself this morning--nothing bad happened!
Friday, May 10, 2013
The nurse that was supposed to come --canceled! So I did not miss her because I took time for myself.Anyway I had left a long note for her.
The PT that was supposed to come did not come. Maybe she called and I missed the call. I knew she was supposed to come and so why would I have to be home to answer her " I am on my way" phone call.
The health aide that was supposed to come did come-BUT IT WAS YET ANOTHER NEW PERSON for me to train! When he arrived, I was taking a nap. I showed him DH's exercise papers and briefly explained what to do--and then I went back to bed!
I had the health aide do the exercises that the PT would have done with DH.....so again my taking time for myself did not interfere.
Luckily he was smart and figured them out/. And luckily he did not refuse and say he was not trained by the PT! --another aide did that to us! With continually sending new aides-it is IMPOSSIBLE for the PT to coordinate training with each one of them.
Durning my nap,
The phone rang (grrrhhhrrr!!) . It was the nurse. She canceled and wanted to give this aide some directions. the directions involved me! ((grrrhhhrrr!!) She told him to do "personal care" and that meant use of the patient lift. The nurse told the guy not to use the lift because she had not trained him. So I had to use the lift and the aide did the diaper changing and bathing. So much for my nap!
The agency keeps sending new aides! It is driving me crazy. The nurse is well aware of this. I have trained well over 10 people in the past 4 weeks!!!! I am exhausted training so many new people, including new nurses and new PTs and new OTs.
Eventually, I told the aide why I was taking a nap. Training new people was exhausting me. And me using the lift is very physical, too. So having an aide was very little help to me. My anger has been building up.
All this "help" is exhausting me! Chris