These nurses are little angels of mercy because I live in a nursing home after their initial visit they were satisfied that all was in place for me here.
But they never left it at that, they ring me once a week and the nurse manager like wise, very often they can put things into place which could not be done without seeing the doc first.
I am Bipolar as well as my other faults and with such a debilitating illness as COPD is my moods have dipped not much helped by the prednisolone I am taking for my recent flare up. Straight away she offered to contact a CPN for me and start some counseling ASAP. I did think about this at first then in my closing I said I would like to consult with one.
Any of our HU family get offered this service please take it we are not potty (except for the proverbial box of frogs) we struggle day to day with a crippling disease and when like me you on go through a lot of flare ups with seemingly no remit we are bound to get depressed in time and talking things out with a person who is trained in that line of work can, will and does help A LOT.
And have no fear they have such a hefty case load once they assess you and come up with a plan to suite both parties once finished they may only give quick visits or telephone call to see how you are doing and if at any time you decide you may want to finish then just say so they are great prospectors of a persons right to autonomy.