She called because she could tell that I was worrying at the zoom meeting yesterday. She said that DD finally went to sleep yesterday afternoon and that seemed to help. The staff that is there now knows her better and can talk her down. The weekend staff didn’t know her well. The problem is that they’re quarantined and are supposed to stay in their rooms. DD just can’t understand that, and she doesn’t understand that she needs to wear a mask when she leaves her room. They still have to do this until the Fourth of July. It’s not going to be easy, but they assured me that they could deal with her. I said I just didn’t want her to hurt herself or anyone else. They said they wouldn’t let that happen. The staff members are back who know her well, and they can handle it. They are also taking away her melatonin which isn’t helping and giving her trazadone. It should help her sleep better. More than you ever wanted to know, I’m sure. Thank you for your prayers and support. We will see her again on the Fourth of July, and they will be able to leave their house and go back to work on the fifth.
There is no substitute for staff who know the residents well and have established strong relationships with them. I'm continually impressed by the positive comments you make regarding the staff at your daughter's home.
I'm glad the staff members who know her are back and they are confident in their ability to work with her. It sounds like there is a lot of change (plus her being home that time), so that's a lot of transitioning.