What would you do if everything gets taking away from you?
How would you feel if one day you become helpless and now someone have to take care of you?
Here are the answers:
As a caregiver, you have to be willing to put yourself in your patient(s) shoes. Whether you are taking care of a child, a person with disabilities, and/or an elderly person; you have to help them earn your trust and make them feel safe. Beside their loved ones and family members, you are the next in line they depend on.
A caregiver as myself, working at a hospital, taught me so much about caregiving and to always put my patients first. The elders for instance go through very severe stages in their lives where everything gets taking away from them. They’re born one day and grow up as independent adult; all of the sudden they grow old and now they have to be kids again where someone is in control of their lives. Some gets real sick, some suffers mental disabilities and others lose an important family which completely change their lives for good.
Now you, yes you, the caregiver to support a patient who is going through this journey that he/she have to adopt to. You are to embrace them, love them, care for them, teach them and be patience with them so you can make a difference in their lives. Utilize the tools and training your employer(s) provide you and coordinate with your patient care team members to give them the good care they deserve. Be a good caregiver and together we can make the world a better place. The sick and the elders need your trust. Help them, like you would want someone else to help you or one of your love ones
By: Adeline Thomas