Bowel movements are just an ordinary part of human digestion. We eat, our bodies take the nutrients required to keep us healthy and happy and then we dissipate the rest through our colon and anus. When people eat normally, this function happens on a regular basis; stool passing through the body without much straining or discomfort. Normal waste extraction in about 95% of healthy adults amounts to anywhere from three times a day to three times a week.
So many things can throw off a normal routine. Eating and sleeping correctly are amongst the biggies that need to be attended to. As an elderly caregiver, it is your responsibility to ensure that your clients are getting the proper food sources and to do everything in your power to help your clients get a good night’s sleep.
Now this is not saying that you are in complete control of everything if you are not a 24/7 live-in caregiver – nor can you stop the results of what has happened to your clients in their past; bad habits such as drug and/or alcohol addiction, anorexia, and the like. All you can do is try to help implement the proper devices into their current lifestyle.
When you do, you are once again showing your clients that With Age Comes Respect.