Caregiver dilemmas…

The Thanksgiving week is upon us and family is coming into town for the feast!  Tonight is the night before and I have an AA commitment this evening at a nearby jail.  In preparation for that I had made a lasagna for company, since I will not be here to cook for them.  That way it will be a simple matter for those at the house to pop it in the oven and re-heat it.  (1) Unfortunately one of the caregivers felt it was alright to eat a piece yesterday for lunch.  She claims I told her there was enough, but I also remember telling her that it was for dinner tonight.  (2) Another one has an unfortunate habit of showing up 10-15 minutes late for her morning shift.  I would like them all to show up a bit early so they can overlap and ‘pass-the-baton’ in so many words.  Also, if one is late it means the previous caregiver has to stay later than they would like, possibly making them late for their day-job. (3) I came home last night hoping to eat a bowl of chili that was in the fridge and it was gone.

I think it’s time for a staff meeting and see if I can’t address these issues.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Johnnyboy is a queer recovering alcoholic. For the moment he is also the primary caregiver for his mother, who suffers from age-related cognitive impairment. She is happy as a lark and is surrounded by a crew of sober women which gives him the freedom he needs to get out of town. When he is not at home in Somewheresville, he is searching out the proper path to travel for happiness and joy. He is a photographer who believes in the digital age, but feels that film is still where its at. He has a darkroom and works in it. He is single and is in remarkably great physical condition for all the damage he has submitted his body to. His cardiologist is very happy. Johnnyboy is over the age of 35.

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