Part of caregiving is providing physical care to your loved one or friend. Ask your family member or friend's doctor, nurses, and other healthcare professionals about the types of care that may be required of you. To help you and your loved one’s healthcare providers, we suggest keeping a log of medications and reactions, physical therapy, other treatments and all physical symptoms such as pain or tiredness.
Some important questions to ask the healthcare team about providing physical care:
Lifting and Moving: Ask about proper techniques.
How can I protect my back while lifting and moving my uncle?
Bedpans: Ask about the proper techniques for using and cleaning.
How do I help my mother use a bedpan and how do I clean it?
Pressure Ulcers: Ask about avoiding bed sores.
How can I prevent my father from getting pressure ulcers or bed sores?
Incontinence: Ask about protecting the loved one from discomfort.
How can I help my sister with her incontinence?
Skin Care: Ask about maintaining cleanliness and preventing dryness.
How can I help my brother take care of his skin so that it is clean and doesn’t become dry?
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