My dad is in Independent Living. After he fell, we're having a caregiver come in for an hour three times a day to help him with tasks because his right arm is in a sling. Before the fall, we wanted a caregiver to come in semi-regularly to do things like a load of laundry and some dishes but my dad was resisting, so getting this set up was a silver lining to the fall.
The caregivers are staff in the IL facility. My dad did not like one of the ladies and… read more
I agree with Steve, you did the right thing. We all have the right pick and choose which caregivers are in our lives, the same as we do with physicians, dentists, etc. People with Alz needs calm as much as possible. Great job and God bless 💞
I think you did the right thing. I’d be surprised if the facility wasn’t used to such requests. As your father’s needs increase, his ability to make good fit / poor fit judgements about the people supporting him will decline. The issue will self manage. Til then I would say it is always legitimate advocacy on your part to support him in being looked after by people he feels comfortable with. That said, the facility will, I guess, have limits around what it can do in this regard. Perhaps a conversation with the health office where you thank them for obliging you this time and just ask them the same question you asked us will demystify things for you. S.
I agree with my team members. I feel all ALZ patients need someone to advocate for them. Your dad is lucky to have you in his corner.
@A myALZteam Member Thanks. Hope it's a smooth day for you both.
@A myALZteam Member @A myALZteam Member Thank you both. Good points and helpful to consider as I learn to navigate here. I'm not good at speaking up and have never needed to advocate for someone. This will be the way I learn that skill I suppose. Have a nice weekend. =)