While the bushfires are raging and getting closer, and the news is full of terrifying footage, my new bed arrived. Three days ahead of schedule, because the bushfires all over the state are closing roads and making all normal deliveries impossible. Fortunately Captain Snooze lives only minutes away at Bennetts Green.
If only I had gone there first, what a lot of angst and frustration would have been saved.
My fight with the goverment legislation over control of how and where our Aged Care funding is spent is ongoing, but is now safely in the hands of our local State Member of Parliament, Mr Pat Conroy, who has previously addressed this situation in Parliament. My thanks to the many people who spoke to me in support, and who are also struggling with the handling of their Aged Care funding.
In my case it had been agreed by my Occupational Therapist and Care Co-ordinator that a bed that could alter position would be very beneficial. My usual co-ordinator had resigned and my new one was on leave for a fortnight when I went shopping, so a lack off communication plus my desperate need for a good night’s sleep escalated into ‘Bed Wars’.
When I found the most comfortable medical-grade base and mattress that had welcomed me into its soft-but not too giving folds. I was home!
This bed arriving today is not the initial bed I wanted from Sleepys, which store unfortunately was not on my care provider’s list. This bed is a compromise, thanks to my neighbour telling me about his brilliant new adjustable bed from Captain Snooze he had just bought.
John and his wife Judy offered to take me to this store on the way home from our Parkinson’s Support Group meeting and thanks to genuine interest by young Lucas, and his Manager, Jason, a very similar and suitable substitute was found.
I had a meeting at the store with my co-ordinator, while I had a lie down. By then I was feeling so ill, after all the stress. While I was horizontal the other staff member, a very nice young woman from Yorkshire, explained the various technical advantages of the Sealy base and mattress (in the next episode) to my Co-ordinator, whose very valid concern was that when I come to need nursing this bed will not comply. But this is now.
So here is my new bed being assembled this morning. It may not be the perfect bed but it does have 2 USB Ports! At the time of writing I am not quute comfortable on it, but I have been running about getting things ready.
Jason, the Captain Snooze Manager is coming to check things later today and see how the safety bed rail can be fixed so it wont slide. In the meantime we have relaxation therapy at 1pm and a Residents Meeting in the hall at 2pm, fire warnings are coming from all directions and the situation is very scary. Getting any sleep under these circumstances will be a plus.