Long time, no hear. I have to say that I have been busy, yet I have let those that rely on me down. I apologize for being so evasive, yet I must be succinct. I just do not have the time to do and be everything, but I really want to try, so here I am again….
I want to talk to you about elderly care once again.
Recently I have lost two of my past clients. One I was with for over three years and one for over a year. Both were in their 90s, both were tired. One was really sick….cancer; one was….tired. Both lived full lives; lives that I aspire to live. I loved them both. I was sorry to see them go because the rest of us that remain will definitely miss them! They will forever remain in my heart as a piece of my heart!
Then there are those that remain….
There are some clients that are easy and some that make us think. Those that make us think are the ones that pose the greatest challenges. They are the ones that haunt our nightmares as elderly caregivers.
I wish that all clients were easy. I wish that as an elderly caregiver, I could say that I wanted to be with each of my clients the same as all the others. Unfortunately caregivers are human and they have feelings and bottom line is that some clients are not desirable; they pose a challenge that even the best of caregivers cannot successfully manipulate.
What can a caregiver do when a client poses this difficulty? Stay tuned!