My caree died a while ago, I was supplying night care at the end , my sleep was disrupted, tended to catch sleep while I could.
My sleep seems to be worse, I am up until 5 or 6 in the morning just can’t sleep, finally get to sleep but bad sleep wake up, lie there tired but can’t sleep.
Social Services was no help whatsoever during the care, never received any help then, and never seen any one now case closed.
My doctor has given me sleeping tablets but reluctant to take them, can I drive after taking sleeping tablets, shopping, hospital appointments etc.
I am still thinking of my friend, very upset still, the memorys are still there, no grieving help support has ever been offered.
I have read in the latest unpaid carer statement by the council, words to the effect , once the caring role ends, it doesn’t mean the support ends.
Everyone knew I was caring the G.p. the care company, social services, the hospital as i had to sort things out there, has there been any support offered, a card no nothing at all.
My local vet seem to be a lot more sympathetic, when a pet dies you get a lovely card, and help and support through the process, the staff there are lovely, sympathetic, helpful.