Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How to Ensure our Loved Ones Receive Dignity and Respect from their Caregivers

How many times has a health care professional walked into a room without knocking on the door first?  Or allowed their patient to wander up and down the hospital hallway with their backside exposed?  Or assumed that because someone has Dementia they do not need a warm greeting or gentle touch during care?  Dignified care must be provided to all individuals regardless of their situation or illness.  This week’s guest, Paula Spencer Scott, author of Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul Saving Wisdom for Caregivers discusses dignity in the context of caregiving and how we can ensure that our loved ones obtain it.

Falls are one of the biggest worries for families of an aging relative.  But falls can be preventable with the right products in place.  This week’s Resource Report features Kerr Medical, an on-line company that offers a variety of room sensors, bed/chair pads and in-home call systems to support caregivers and those with mobility problems or even cognitive losses.