Sunday, March 12, 2017
All staff who work with Lauren are aware that we have cameras in Lauren's apartment.
One day, Tom and I were taking a look, as we often do... just to see how things are going.
To our surprise, Lauren was watching a DVD and her companion/caregiver had her head down on the table. It was
10:00 am and the person had arrived at 9:00 a.m.
We watched and watched...she didn't budge. So, we called the agency and they promptly called and woke her up.
Am I missing something? Is it okay to take a nap when caring for a disabled person?
Or, is this a possible business opportunity for people with autism and other disabilities?
Is there a market for pillows for caretakers?
Keeping it real,
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
While "relaxing" one evening with Lauren's retired service dog (a black lab) at my feet, I received an email saying:
"There was a bit of an issue today at class.
Lauren arrived with her service dog and unfortunately my child is severely allergic and can't be anywhere near a dog. So while they were trying to figure it out, Lauren and her caregiver left."
Lauren's caregiver didn't report that they had to leave the class (which cost $25.00). The dog (an 8 week old puppy) belonged to the caregiver. We were unaware that she had been bringing her puppy to Lauren's activities.
I questioned the caregiver about the incident and shared concerns.
I ask, is it okay to bring your puppy to work?
Keeping it real!