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DUTIES and RESPONSILITIES of CAREGIVER

>> Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Again,this morning we went to the city, my employer need to have an X-ray that we need the result on Dec.15,2008.We have an appointment to the family doctor,a consultation of 2 or 3 times a year that we always did.Checking all medicines and some adjustments of hourly schedule of all those pills, reporting the summary of all reports in between months to other doctors consultation.We need to bring the results of X-ray,blood test and its chemistry,list of old and new medicines if there is. I also monitoring the weights every 15 days if it is going higher or lower.After all we discussed,we always brought home a good and final results of "everything is fine".

Yesterday, we went also to a nearby medical clinic here in the vicinity for her blood test.An early morning preparations that always irritates an elderly.An early wake up calls,need to change clothes a little bit faster than usual, no food intake like breakfast,everything that is not good to her and changes her mood but we don't have choice. We need to do it by rules or by itself of blood testing for an accurate results.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

YOU must be ready and make an instant decision in case of emergency
DAILY reports to all concerned if there is changes in every day's observation
Perform activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing and dressing.
Manage housework, meals, laundry and groceries.
Administer medication and other health care tasks.
Provide emotional support and companionship.
Consult with health care professionals.
Stand up for patients needs against all odds, including disagreeing with family members and care professionals.
Ensure that others don't take advantage of patient.
Be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Plan activities for people who may not have memory or mobility.
Chart and record key information about patient.
Watch patient deteriorate and/or die.
Be emotionally strong....
Expect the unexpected of things that might happen into your work.

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