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I’ll start with a little grinch job … News saying that The Toy Show is on tonight which traditionally marks the beginning of Xmas! Well pardon me but when did the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December get demoted to make way for a geeky D4 bloke in a stupid jumper and a load of precocious kids singing and dancing?!
He does it by choice though .Nobody should be alone at that time .I have a friend who is a home carer & on Xmas day he is booked up with appointments for the elderly whose family can’t be bothered to spend time with them or have them over for Xmas .Its a really sad situation.
Its fxxking shocking tbh . I’ve seen worse examples of that . One , where a carer went awol & because there were no carers available , the company drove out to another carer & paid them taxi fare to get to this particular client . And from what I believe , they didn’t get in touch with family to inform them so that they wouldn’t get into trouble or lose that client .
And this person only got 1 visit a week from a family member . They had severe Parkinson’s . Lived in a remote rural area with a few calls a day from carers .
It’s no way to finish up your days .
I know it’s difficult but I’m a huge supporter of families taking in their elderly parents where one is a widower .
Loneliness & insolation are a terrible thing for someone to suffer through .