I recently had a meeting with mom's case manager and we discussed some concerns I had. It has been over a week now and I have heard nothing from the actual caregiver agency, although our psw confided that the report was being discussed at the office.
1/ My 6 hour repite day is Monday so I lose out on most holidays. Recently we had a snow day followed by a holiday and I went without a break, which I know contributed to my recent meltdown. She proposed that the day be changed, and said that I should be offered alternate days when our service is disrupted.
2/ Our caregiver is a petit older lady and I wondered about her ability to physically care for mom as she now does not walk....I know that this aide has experience and common sense on her side and I trust her (at least she hasn't had mom on the floor like the last one did), but I know that she will no longer help mom with her once a week shower and gives her sponge baths instead. Should I let this go? I can still get her in the shower, but the whole point of having someone else in is so I don't have to. Do I accept this as the new norm? Should I just do it myself??