Four of the Most Challenging Caregiver Situations
Caregiving throws many challenges our way, including establishing care routines for our elders that are not only challenging, but may be somewhat embarrassing. By approaching these four caregiving situations with dignity and respect, awkward feelings will fade as they eventually become part of your regular care routine.
1. Taking care of “bathroom issues”
Incontinence and trouble with toileting are common among the elderly. Many of you are changing a parent’s incontinence briefs. While I never had to do that, there is a day from my past related to this type of care that is branded onto my brain. My dad had endured one of his many surgeries and was at home recovering. Mom had taken care of his toileting needs since he arrived home from the hospital, however, one day…
Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “For anyone having to walk the last segments of life with a loved one, read this.” …Delores
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