Bracing for another week

The thing about elderly care is that things are fluid; always changing. You never know from one day to another what will develop physically, mentally, psychologically or socially with them. So, once you are off for a full weekend, it can be downright questionable what you will find the following week when you return to their residence. If you spook easy, it is unlikely that caregiving is the career for you.
What may help you as much as your clientele is the simple act of physical contact. If only you just hold their hand, sit next to them so that they can feel your warmth, give them a slight touch or massage their hands or feet, you will ultimately be displaying to them that you truly believe that With Age Comes Respect. You may be soothing them more than you know by scratching a slight itch, warming their cold hands with your warm ones, or covering them with a blanket and ‘tucking’ them in. The love that they feel will allow them to simply be in the moment.
Your clients will remember all that you do – even if they don’t really remember. They will be able to feel the love that you provide to them. They will know….and so will you!

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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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