Our phone conversations are short. Mostly, when I ring, Mum has very little to tell me. She says that she hasn't been doing anything, that she can't remember what she ate, and then she pretty much wants to hand the receiver to a staff member so that they can speak to me instead. I don't know if talking on the phone is too much for her or if she's upset with me and doesn't want to talk.
Mum has rung me three times now about money. Today she told me that her purse only contains a £10 note. Now I put five £20 notes into it on the 26th December and the staff tell me that Mum hasn't left the building since. Everything that can be 'bought' there is included in the fees for Mum, so I'm worried that someone has taken her money. Worried and a bit depressed.
I know that it's early days as yet, but no-one has visited Mum apart from me.