Why are my clients too hot or too cold?

Temperature sensitivity is something that the elderly experience all of the time due to thinning skin. However, when their end is near, your clients may not be able to tell you that they are excessively cold or hot. You, as their caregiver, must be able to watch them for clues to their temperature changes.
If your client removes their blanket, it may be a signal that they are way too hot. On the flipside, if your client is shivering and looking for warmth or indicating that they want more blankets, then get them more blankets or focus a space heater in their direction. Never, ever, put an electric blanket on your client, however, as it may have adverse effects!
By helping to relieve them of heat or cold sensitivities, you are indicating to your clients that you follow the belief that With Age Comes Respect. The more you show them you care, the more they will realize that you are the perfect person to see them through the rest of this life and into the next life where they will be free from pain and discomfort. Knowing this should help you realize that your memory will last with them through eternity!
Keep doing what you do best!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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