Take care giving course.
Home care by family members presents many challenges. Practical knowledge is required to master these. These include the following areas:
• Patient observation
• Administering medication
• Back-friendly lifting, carrying, and laying techniques.
• Basic care (personal hygiene, assistance with going to the toilet, dressing, and undressing)
• Food intake support
• Domestic supply
Determine the living situation of the person in need of care and their relatives
Once the decision has been made for care in the home environment, the living situation’s question arises. Often the caregiver decides to live under one roof with the person in need of care. This offers many advantages for everyone involved. On the one hand, the caring relatives are on-site and do not have to travel to provide care, on the other hand, the person in need of care benefits from the family connection and the familiar environment.
However, attention should also be paid to the suitability of the home environment. Conversions often have to be made to ensure accessibility and thus age-appropriate living. The bathroom and kitchen, in particular, are places that need remodeling. Besides, a stairlift and aids such as a house emergency call or a nursing bed can make care much more comfortable.