Reminders That You Care
One of the toughest parts of caregiving is the repetition. You don’t like repeating yourself again and again. Your loved one does not like getting constant instructions. No one wants to be dependent.
The Companion is great for repeating reminders. It supports your reminder with scheduled pictures, music, and your Trusted Voice™. Your loved one can receive gentle guidance to help them live independently.
A couple examples are:
– Reminder to take the new medication with breakfast.
– Mid-morning encouragement for a refreshing glass of water.
– Prompt to check the mail and take a quick walk in the early afternoon.
– Reminder to change bandages to avoid getting an infection.
– Give instruction for a breathing exercise to help with pain in the evening.
– Set relaxing music to help your loved one sleep throughout the night.
Make the day go smoothly even when routines change. Help your loved one be independent.
Use Family Connect to your advantage.
It’s challenging to provide pleasant personal care. There are so many tasks to do and so little time to do them. Care can be hard. Sometimes the person does not feel like doing a task. Sometimes they get confused by a new pill or routine. Plans of care are difficult to perform when everyone is not on the same page.
The doctor’s orders do not put the actual changes in motion. Paper procedures and prescriptions do not keep those new routines consistent. Your loved one needs your help to build a new routine; a new lifestyle.
Aging and illness cause complexity and change. Your loved one’s lifelong routine no longer works. Routines must evolve. Commitments must adjust. This leads to more change and more difficulties.
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