Some great news about Mum yesterday - she's having a new care team at the end of the month, as the contract with the current ones comes to an end. It was a contract arranged by the hospital, and was only ever meant to be temporary, until Mum didn't need it anymore (she always will) or new care was arranged. The hospital care team have been good and kindly, but didn't do certain things - like give her medication, which is a pretty basic requirement and the fact that the carers arranged by the hospital wouldn't do it (not covered by insurance) was a bit odd. They also wouldn't wash her hair, no idea why but it was body only. So sister was having to still go in every day to administer Mum's meds (as brother, who has his own health problems, can't be relied upon to do it consistently), and struggle to wash her hair every few days.
The new care team will do both, plus other things that the hospital ones won't, like load/unload the washing machine, change the sheets on Mum's bed, and other things. It's going to take so much pressure off my sister and younger brother, we're all so pleased about it.
I'm glad I have my GP appointment on Monday, I really don't feel well at the moment and am having even more trouble sleeping. Trying to keep busy, carrying on with the decluttering and going to the tip today (it was closed yesterday), but it's difficult when I don't feel well.