When you take on the role as a caregiver for your loved one, you often work around the clock in effort to make their life as comfortable as possible. While the amount of responsibilities that come with this role can be large, these three situational tips are used to provide some ease in the daily life of a caregiver.
- Daily bathing routines - Helping your loved one in and out of the bath every day can put a strain on your muscles and your time. Bath safety products such as grab bars can take the strain off of you by giving your loved one something to grasp as they get in and out of the tub.
- Hospital beds and supplies - Your loved one may spend a large portion of their day in bed. Making sure they’re comfortable and periodically adjusting them to avoid bed sores is very important. In this situation, the right hospital bed, mattresses and other supplies are essential to your loved one’s well-being. Full electric beds feature motors that allow you to shift your loved one’s position with relative ease. With the touch of a button, you can change the bed frame so that it elevates or lowers the upper body, knees and overall height.
- Look for the little things - It’s often that a helping hand is needed to ease the burden of caregiving, while you balance the needs of you and your loved one. Private duty services, including personal care and shift nursing, may be a viable option for you to help maintain that balance.
Sometimes, being able to take care of smaller tasks on their own can boost your loved one’s morale—as well as yours. Aids to daily living include products such as reachers, dressing aids and lift chairs, all of which can help your loved one be a little more independent.