Article written by tambre

I help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving.

8 responses to “Professional Caregiving ~ Get the Scoop”

  1. Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA

    Happy Friday, Ms. T:
    This is another useful post.
    I have had the opportunity to work with folks on dialysis- way back when home dialysis was more prevalent than now (but, it’s making a comeback!) Support made it much easier for those folks to deal…
    And, my mom needed care. Her decision to move to Hell (you may know it as South Florida), meant I knew no one. So, the advantage of being one of the owners, I took and extended leave of visible presence- and used a modem (hey, it was 1999) and my cell phone to attempt to lead and care. (Yes, it’s a good thing I only sleep 3h a night.)
    And, my friend/associate had to deal with 10+ y of care for his mom (and fewer with his dad, concurrently). Getting 24*7 nursing care (this was NOT an option), caregivers, and the like- we developed a similar checklist and interview system.
    So- the point is, dear Readers (Tambre obviously knows this)- take heed. Save yourselves hours of soul-searching. Use the recomendations!

  2. Hajra

    This is such a useful and informative post. I wish more of such facilities are easily available in my country as well. Professional care giving this end, does cost a lot and people are easily scared out of it because of the cost.

    A very informative piece.

  3. Roberta Budvietas

    As family spreads around the world and children are not available to care (also with young people accidents etc) it is harder to find good carers. Having worked with some of the training programs for carers, what really worries me is that security vetting seems to be more important than there ability to work with the person they are caring for.
    Great article and thought provoking too.

  4. Samantha Bangayan

    Wow! I never thought about these points, Tambre! Personally, I would definitely prefer a place where I would have the freedom to leave the home for short periods of time, so it doesn’t feel like a prison. Pets and automatic updates to family are important for me too! Thanks for having me think about these points!

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