What should happen if you are with a client when they pass

As a caregiver, the chances of you being present when your client passes on are great. Probability theory supports this. So, to feel as confident as possible there are some things that you should certainly keep in mind.
For instance, if your client is in hospice, then instead of phoning 9-1-1 or a mortuary, you would call your client’s nurse or caseworker. They will handle everything.
In that same vein, you should know where your client’s last wishes are posted (ie: Living Will, Mortuary selected, etc.) so that you can give them over when they arrive. Make sure that they are always there once you arrive at your client’s residence; know that they have not been moved and be assured that you will not have to hunt and peck for them when time is crucial.
This paperwork is very important because it communicates your client’s last wishes. As their caregiver, this could be the ultimate way to show your clients that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.
The next tasks may be difficult for you because they will require you to put away your feelings to help family and friends deal with theirs. This may seem completely unfair and hurtful because many times these individuals will look on you as nothing but a caregiver even though your role in their family member’s life may have been much more intense than theirs ever was – especially at the end when your client needed them the most. But this is just how it is; part of the task that you took on when you agreed to have this person as your client!


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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