Working hard to keep everyone happy!

Life is so static. It is here today and gone tomorrow – no matter our age, anyone could be the next one to go. So, as a caregiver, I work daily to keep each and every one of my clients happy – for however many days they have left.
Some experts believe that there are some routine easy tasks that caregivers can do for the clients they know are on their last days of life. Some say that music played at a low volume combined with soft lighting can be very soothing. Music therapy has been proven to lighten moods, help a person to relax and to lessen pain.
If you are like me, you will relate certain songs or musical groups to certain occasions in life. This happens with other people as well. Perhaps the music you play with be something that your client has previously mentioned and will be able to evoke memories that those with your client (including yourself) will be able to share.
While music is soothing, too much noise and interference like from radio talk shows and televisions should be kept to a minimum. Too much ‘noise’ can be troublesome and interfere with the sanity that your client is trying to maintain.
By creating an easy-going mood, you are doing all you can to help ensure your client realizes that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.

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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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