Caregivers of the elderly, I challenge you to think about this quote.
In a Long-Term Care setting do you approach your vocation with:
What type of people do you choose to surround yourself with in your daily life?
If those individuals do not live up to your expectations you have the right and the opportunity to make choices as to the extent of your interactions.
In Long-Term care homes, staff are the one constant and contribute to the experience of their residents each day: positive or negative. Residents do not have the right to interview, hire, remove or choose the individuals providing their care.
Take a long and hard look in the mirror. Did your actions today and everyday, reflect the type of person that you would like to provide care for you on a regular basis?
Do you provide the type of care that you would like to receive?
Aging is not an exclusive club
What 5 people would you wish to surround yourself with on daily basis?
Would the Residents entrusted to your care, choose you?
Elderpilot free Mobile apps for Long-Term care and Retirement Residences include observational prompts and a built in resource manual to assist the tourist in assessing Resident-Staff interactions.
There is a great deal of attention paid to the monthly bill for care in homes, let's give equal attention to the Resident's Bill of Rights.