My partner is supported for nine hours each day whilst I am at work. During this time he is taken to the gym, swimming, shopping etc. This has always worked very well, I thought. Today I was at home so I thought I would pop down to introduce myself to the support worker as it was someone I haven't met yet. I left it until the last minute as I didn't want to interfere with the days activities. When I arrived, my partner was in bed. The support worker looked sheepish, but said he had given prompts all day to no avail. My partner had wanted to stay in bed. He had not eaten all day and the gym session was missed, obviously. Monday is usually filled with shopping, gym session, physio exercises etc. The support worker said he hadn't wanted to be forceful as this could be seen as abuse, but to my mind a firm voice with a reminder of the days activities would have been enough.
Surely someone with a brain injury who has no awareness of time and little motivation should be given encouragement rather than allowed to make his own decisions as to whether he stays in bed all day. He would always opt for the latter given the choice.
Having a bit of a rant I know, am I wrong?