Not Saussure

March 10, 2007

Off for the weekend

Filed under: Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 12:14 pm

Back some time on Monday.   Have a good weekend, all.



  1. Have a Sooper Weekend!


    Comment by Queen Minx — March 10, 2007 @ 5:56 pm

  2. Hope you had a good un!

    Comment by puddlejumper — March 11, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  3. Thanks, both. Not a particularly good weekend, I fear; my aged (91) ma has had a couple of nasty falls lately — nothing broken, thank God, but she’s in a bit of a poorly way, so I spent a couple of days with her. Still got all her marbles, and then some, but she’s almost blind and very frail.

    Comment by notsaussure — March 12, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

  4. I am sorry to hear about your Mum. Does she receive any kind of Home Support?? I know in my Local Authority there is a service called the Community Response Team, which provides a ‘pendant alarm’, so if your Mum fell, she could press the alarm and a ‘mobile warden’ would check up on her.

    It might be an idea to check with the local Age Concern, they do quite a few activities.

    Sorry if I appear intrusive … I provide information on services such as the above in my local area. Social Services should have a visual impairment team that could come round to you Mums and do an assessment.

    Sometimes relatives don’t know what help is available. I am assuming she claims Attendance Allowance, if not, she should.

    Hope this is some help to you.

    big smile!

    Comment by Queen Minx — March 12, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

  5. Thanks for your concern, QM; yup, mum has one of those pendant thingies, though she’s not had to use it yet; she’s always been able to phone one of the neighbours to come round and help — the pendant people ask you for names and phone numbers of neighbours whom they may contact in the first instance (for speed of response, I suppose) so mum thought she’d cut out the middleman.

    Yup, she claims Attendance Allowance and has had the Visual Impairment people round several times to advise her. All-in-all, she’s got very good local support, partly from friends and neighbours, partly from the local health centre and voluntary agencies and partly from paid help.

    Comment by notsaussure — March 12, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

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