Our View #elderlyissues #atozchallenge


As a caregivers we may have clear ideas of what our family member needs.

After all in many cases we have known them our entire lives.

“My father only likes tuna fish for lunch. It’s all he ever eats.” My client eyes my salad so I give him some tomatoes and carrots.

Our view into elderly needs can get obscured by emotion.

Often outside help not only gives relief but new perspective.

As a caregiver I need to flexible for my client and the family. But there are a few things that I will not flex on:

Safety – My client may insist on getting out of bed but she requires two people to assist her. I have to stand my ground for her sake.

Skin care: I’m vigilant on keeping skin dry/clean and keeping bed bound (or chair bound) clients re=positioned regularly.  Skin breaks down quickly and isn’t pretty.

Keep an eye on pressure points. Heels, elbows, and the sacrum (where we sit or lay). Pillows and foam can take the weight off a pressure point. If an area is getting red it’s at risk.

So what is your view of the world today?

The view at the top is the opening that looks out to a newly dug well. There’s already a clear path to and from the well.

My friend Micah made a demo for our village children that shows the how the moon and earth revolve around the sun.

 

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

5 thoughts on “Our View #elderlyissues #atozchallenge

  1. What’s my view of the world? I’m not sure, but whatever it is I know its different than it was a few years ago, and another few years from now it will probably be different once again. We all keep changing, right?

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  2. My viewed of the world has changed a lot through blogging and travel, which has connected me with people around the world. One of the most interesting things that’s changed is my awareness of the seasons and how it’s freezing cold and snowing in the Northern Hemisphere when it’s boiling hot down here in Australia. My blogging friends and I often talk about longing to mix our weather together for something much more comfortable. I feel this could be quite symbolic of our world being a melting pot of different cultures, people and ideas. On a more alarming point, I’m very concerned about the world’s environmental health which goes beyond climate change and includes things like human overpopulation, extinction of species and the reduction of biodiversity and of immediate concern, what the coronavirus is doing around the world. It’s interesting that while it’s killing people and putting people in isolation, that the environment is showing strong signs of recovery and relief. That’s a strong message to humanity and I hope we heed it somehow if we can.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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