What Does a Caregiver Assessment Give to a Caregiver
A caregiver assessment finally gives a family caregiver a voice.As human beings. they have been hidden in the welter of soiled of adult diapers they may find repulsive to change, hospital beds they have no idea how to use and the miasma of their own stress, feelings of inadequacy in a job they never expected, had no training for, have no job description for and in their wildest dreams would never have willing taken -but now do out of love or resignation.
The Whole Family Approach for Care Managers
To keep the aging family and client whole, in the middle of swirling care crisis, the care manager must first recognize that there are multiple clients including the person who gives or supervises care. In a health care insult, family members who give care are often referred to by the inanimate wooden term “ resources”. They have also been referred to as “ informants “.This means having the Whole Family approach.
This stripping of personhood denudes caregivers of their status as individuals and melts them into the caregivers, thus breeds professional ignorance, like the crowd who watched the emperor with no clothes. We are blind to caregiver’s humanity and thus their own needs.
A Caregiver Assessment Offers An Ear
A caregiver assessment gives the family caregiver an ear- someone’s ear to listen to them. You the care manager usually come to the home and spend most of your time with the care receiver . Few if any actually want to listen to the caregivers needs , their psychic pain, their physical pain, their repulsions at tasks they may absolutley hate to do , yet do out of love or filial duty, their depression at having their life vanish is the 24 hour care of of a husband , lover, father ,mother or at times parent, who never cared for them.
A caregiver assessment opens up a whole world the family caregiver never knew existed – help is on the way -resources that , not being a care manager, they never knew about. You bring them Meals on Wheels, support groups so that they can vent their pain to others who feel the same angst and maybe have answers for to share.
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