04/02/2021 – Evening shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

Fela arrived arrived around 4pm. He went upstairs and after using the loo he went to sit on the red settee. We did the board together. He chose the cards he wanted on the board – foot spa, foot and shoulder massager, church. I did my best to prepare a foot spa using a bowl with ylang ylang essential oil added. Fela was very pleased to have had his wishes fulfilled. We tried offering him our full body shiatsu massager but it would not it properly on the settee an he refused to come downstairs to the armchair. I used manual massagers on his head which he found soothing. Afterwards I filed his fingers and nails.

We then read the story for the week – ‘The Making of You’. I offered him a choice of two books and he chose that one. I offered him some tea afterwards, and he chose peppermint.

Fela ate well for dinner, and afterwards Michael offered him the new DVD  – ‘Beauty and the Beast’ -a kind gift from Adele. He was mesmerised by it and I sat with him through most of it. He had his snack as the film was finishing. I tried to engage him to dancing with me to the theme song on youtube but he was clearly too tired. We brought him home just after 9pm, and he is happily splashing in the bath as I write this report.

Arousal States – Start: 2a – Vocal End: 2a – Vocal Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: No – Why no exercise?Fela was not inclined to dance after evening snack – it was a bit late to offer and he just finished his camomile tea.