When aging adults enter a home, whether it is a nursing home, convalescent center, assisted living center or the like, alcoholic beverages will not be served, so there is a lessened chance that your clients will be able to consume and then dehydrate more. This is, unless someone sneaks alcohol in to them!
You, as a caregiver in your client’s home, have to try to keep your client away from consuming too much alcohol – especially if dehydration is already an issue with them! Many of your clients will balk at this because they believe, and it may or may not be true, that they should be able to choose their path in life and consume alcohol if they want to. While people should be able to have a choice in matters of their own life, sometimes your clients will not be able to make these decisions for themselves because they are sick or because medications can affect their rational thinking.
This is where you have to step in and casually suggest otherwise. You have to find the best way to display to your clients the fact that you are there to show them that With Age Comes Respect. When you do, you will respect yourself more, too!