Understanding Home Health Care Challenges
When you decide that you'll benefit from a home care worker visiting you daily or even just once a week, your pursuit of this person will typically take you to the internet. Browsing for home health aides that serve your area will generally reveal home health agencies and people working independently. While there's little doubt that some independent health aides are reputable and would do a good job of addressing your needs, there are also risks to hiring someone out of the classifieds.
If you are taking care of your elderly parent at home, you or they may feel awkward when it comes time to give them a bath. If so, use the following three tips for minimizing the embarrassment while giving your parent a bath.
Let Them Do as Much as Possible
One way you can help overcome some of your and your parent's embarrassment of having you wash them is to let them do as much as possible by themselves.
I have always been one of those people who is fiercely independent, which is one of the reasons I struggled so much to live with the fact that I had a debilitating medical condition. I was worried about being able to complete my normal daily routine, and sure enough, I found that it was pretty hard to clean my house, take care of my kids, and work with a serious health problem. Fortunately, home health care made it possible for me to enjoy life--regardless of my ongoing condition. Check out this blog for great information about understanding home health care challenges.
When you decide that you'll benefit from a home ca …
If you are taking care of your elderly parent at h …