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Jul 10

Caregiver Schedule?

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What types of things should we consider when creating a caregiver schedule?

Jul 10Edited: Jul 10

The first thing to consider would be the care needs of the client. An initial assessment would be made by the agency and a personalized care plan developed to make sure that the client's needs are being met regarding meals, safety, bathroom needs, bathing, housekeeping, transportation, etc. Then a discussion with the family about which of those tasks they are planning to do, and which ones they need assistance with. Also, a financial discussion needs to take place about how much outside care they can afford, and the value from a perspective of preventing caregiver burnout and the respite that will help the family caregiver remain resilient.

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