Mom's caregiver had total success with the shower yesterday morning! Woo! It doesn't even sound like mom put up an argument or anything. What a relief. I knew this gal is good at her job. When I knew she was in mom's apartment I watched a quick video clip and mom was walking into her bathroom saying she was going to go use the bathroom and then I heard K say "ok, when you're done there, we'll get your shower going for you". And that was that.
At first I'm kind of thinking, boy she needs to charge more than $25/hr, but then I realized she is most often probably making more than $25/hr at parts of the day. Like the stop in to wake mom up in the mornings, literally takes like 1 minute and to stop in after dinner and push the medicine dispenser button and hand her her pills is like maybe 3 minutes on average. Then she is off to the next client down the hall to do the same. So in that 15 min she is probably seeing several clients and just made the equivalent of $75/hr. Now of course, while she was at my mom's almost 45 min this morning helping her shower, she was only making the $25/hr because she was with my mom that whole 45 minutes.
K called and updated me around noon. She said mom did great and her cold is over with and she's ok to go back to normal dining room meals and activities. Said she was down for breakfast and one of her tablemates was grumpy and saying "is she supposed to be here? she's sick". K said she had to tell the lady she's fine now, all cleared, haha. She's going to start doing showers with her on Saturdays and Tuesdays (she works Sat-Tues, the other gal is there Wed-Fri). She did request that I buy a new shower head with the handheld hose, which would make it easier on K, helping her shower. I said of course, I will get it installed next weekend, when I am there.
I love K! She is so good. She also said that the original lady and even the other lady told her mom is sometimes grumpy and K said in the 6 weeks she's been on board, she has never seen my mom grumpy. I said I haven't either and I have never seen her grumpy with them on the camera clips when they come. (maybe they were getting her confused with another client?). Another thing she did yesterday that totally impressed me, too, was about 10 or 15 minutes before dinner started in the dining room, she stopped by mom's apartment to remind her to go down for dinner. I'm sure mom is confused what's what right now after having to stay in her apartment all week. She just stopped in and said "hi, are you hungry, want to go down for dinner?" and mom said '"oh sure, that sounds good" and off they went. Of course she was back after dinner to give mom her meds.
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