What are the benefits of finding a trained caregiver for your ageing loved ones?
A person who takes care of an older adult is not a medical specialist. In the case you need medical services, certification is essential. “Caregivers who help in bathing, feeding, and private care must have a nursing assistant,” says Dr. Barb Norvell, a chiropodist and head of podiatry at Well Star Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta.
A certificated nurse should do complicated medical cases such as giving medicine. It’s illegal to provide medical service without instructions; therefore, you must be skilled and capable.
Families trust your skills and experience. You must ensure the families that you’re capable of in case anything happens. They believe you. So not being skilled or prepared can put the life of the older adult you are taking care of in danger. Families want good care; that’s why being trained makes hiring you easier. Since an older person is more at risk of having Alzheimer’s, taking care of a person with Alzheimer’s is out of families’ capability, and a skilled caregiver, in this case, will be what the family needs.