Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – Professional Caregivers – Insight from a Son turned Nurse’s Aide

When a loved one transitions into a nursing home, especially into a secured Dementia setting, we have our perceptions, expectations and in truth, fear as to what this experience will be for us and our loved one.  This week’s guest, Charles Schoenfeld, author of the book “A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward: Memoir of a Male CNA” and I discuss his transition from son/caregiver to nurse’s aide.  We explore common misconceptions about Dementia, those who have it, and the staff who care for them, and how these misconceptions do not accurately represent the reality for patients and professional caregivers.

Getting in and out of bed or a car, walking upstairs, or getting in and out of the shower can be difficult for some.  Visit The Mobility Shop and see all of the products available – from indoor/outdoor stair chairs, rotating/extending seats for the car, rotating shower benches and other assisted mobility devices to learn how small interventions can produce life changing results.