This is something that should always be given serious consideration if there are going to be loved ones in your family affected by the complexities of advanced ageing and the challenges to do with caring for the frail and sickly. This may be something that has been addressed down at your community center or church. Fortunately, many folks have put their hands up to volunteer their time and love. But there is only so much a pair of human hands and a kind, loving heart can manage.
There is only so much of frail care for the elderly that a genuinely good person can stomach. Those of you who have been through the trauma of addressing an elderly person’s toilet needs can well recommend the specialized elderly home care services being offered by those who have just a little more than loving hands and hearts. To handle the delicate matters of changing an adult’s diapers and ensuring that that man or woman remains hygienically clean takes an insubordinate amount of human or interpersonal skills.
Medical training is also required. These special folks have also got to be well versed in good housekeeping which extends to the kitchen and taking care of the frail man or woman’s particular nutritional requirements. Elderly care managers and assistants have also got to have the focused ability to attend to their patients’ scheduled medical requirements, whether this has to do with dispensing prescribed medication at the correct time or dressing old wounds.
There is no longer a need for the elderly to be shipped off to old age homes when they can just as well be well cared for in their own homes, homes that they built and grew to cherish.