Monday, August 4, 2014

"You May Be Uncomfortable Providing This Type of Care"

There are many Caregiver manuals available on the internet that offer guidance on providing assistance with activities of daily living. For example, see "Family Caregiver Handbook," State of Washington,

It is not uncommon to find this phrase, "You may be uncomfortable providing this type of care" only in the section addressing toileting assistance. Speaks volumes about the "yuk" factor associated with toileting? Yet another indication that improvements in toileting caregiving/carereceiving are long past due.