Let’s face it, there are going to be some really challenging times that you will have to face as an elderly caregiver. If you don’t realize this, it is time that you did. This ‘job’ is not all grins and giggles – and you won’t always come out on top smelling like a rose!
In fact, it is more likely that as your clients’ symptoms kick into gear that you may have more bad days than good. You have to realize this before you set your sights on this career move.
Another thing you must realize in order to fully be able to show your clients that With Age Comes Respect is the fact that not only will your clients be faced with challenges, but so will their family members. The fact is that you may just have to take more crap from the family members than you do from your clients!
You expect that your clients will pose you with some issues, but I am still blown away when family members lash out and don’t seem to even understand that they are digging themselves a hole. They cannot seem to place themselves in their parents’ or other loved ones place and God help them that they don’t turn out the same way or worse. Karma is totally a bitch. Hopefully they realize this before they upset anyone and everyone that they want to understand – or to help them when they need someone to help them!