Patient and professional all the time. ADL always let the patient pick out their clothing for the day. My cooking is not bad and simple meals are easiest to prepare. Asst with medication reminders and usally have a plastic box marked for each day of the month Enoy providing caregiving get to know them very well, Usually drive their car to MD appts, or asst with shopping/ or go to lunch, Light house keeoing prevent clutter and for patient safety. Pretty lucky last client had a weekly maid that deep clean, and washing of clothes then drying the clother in the dryer. If worked over night shifts make sure they are clean and dry. Tuen every 2 hours and sometimes diaper change. Prevent skin break down from not turning. Asst with dressing very careful not to rush tne changing yo prevent skin tears. Skin gets very thin as we age. Prevent bruising from the medications especially blood thinners You really get to know them very well, and they like doing their activity on a routine schedule. Sometimes we would go out and walk with their dog Keeping the client happy, and well taken care of as if they were my own Mom and Dad. Never accept cash tips and if they wanted to give me anything usually asked for prayers. Its good for your soul.
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