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Senior Care can be tiring for their loved ones at times and they seek help from experienced and loving care givers. My parent's have passed away and I have always loved to sit and talk and listen to their stories even if they have told me 10 times. I am a Registered Nurse and have been working with the elderly for the last few years. My mom died of Alzheimer's. I saw it first hand and have been able help others...
Senior Care can be tiring for their loved ones at times and they seek help from experienced and loving care givers. My parent's have passed away and I have always loved to sit and talk and listen to their stories even if they have told me 10 times. I am a Registered Nurse and have been working with the elderly for the last few years. My mom died of Alzheimer's. I saw it first hand and have been able help others understand what is happening and what may happen as they progress. My dad died of lung cancer. I worked part time then and was with my mom and dad frequently. I had three small girls at the time and they loved being there with him. I think they could sense it and dealt with it so well. I strongly believe in hospice. We see a lot of cancer in the elderly, but younger generations are catching up. Common aliments seen in the elderly are over all dementia, osteoporosis, muscular degeneration, decreased hearing and site. Difficulty with ambulation with walker and or wheelchair. Bladder and bowel incontinence. I cared for a women who had a lot of fluid in arms, legs and chest. No one did anything about it until I came to care for her as a fill in. I had to get her admitted to the hospital. Her husband said no and the paramedics spoke to family, who were all medical professionals. The elderly need to be evaluated closely. I have dealt with other medical emergencies. Another elderly women I cared for became increasingly tired and having to take take frequent rest periods with some shortness of breath. Her family said she does this from time to time. I told them we needed to take her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a blood clot in each lung. I also assisted with social and entertainment activities especially with their peers. Assist elderly with basic 6 ADL's. This included eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and continence, administrating medication and knowing what all of the medications were used. Knowing the patient's medical history and notifying family of any changes. Shopping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments / and errands as needed. I am available days, evenings, nights if need be and holidays. I was recently with an elderly women on Christmas and we both enjoyed our Christmas. I have taken care of obese patients which had no strength in their legs and we came up with a plan for bathing and transfer. I assist most of my clients with assistance into shower and bathing and good over all hygiene.
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