Many patients with mental disabilities can actually handle a lot of their daily tasks themselves. However, they may need a little bit of coaxing and encouragement from their caregivers. Caregivers need to be compassionate and patient so that they can understand their wards’ problems properly and provide them with support. Knowledge and appreciation of physical therapy is important if you want to work as a caregiver for the physically disabled.
After this course student will be able to:
- Meet patients’ doctor and family members to determine extent of physical or mental disability
- Create plans to fulfil patients’ physical and emotional demands and ensure their comfort on a constant level
- Engage patients in conversation to understand their physical and mental challenges
- Provide physical assistance such as help with washing, bathing, toileting and grooming
- Plan and prepare nutritious meals according to each patient’s individual health plan
- Assist in partaking meals and ensure that medication is administered in a time efficient manner
- Provide emotional support by counseling patients and encouraging them to be positive
- Handle grocery shopping and bill paying activities and ensure that family members are made aware of all transactions
- Introduction to caregiving
- Care for the physically disabled
- Care for adults and children
There is quite a significant difference in the work of a regular caregiver and one that caters to people with physical or mental disabilities. For the latter, the amount of effort multiplies manifold, making the task more challenging than ever.
- Certification for caring fro the physically challenged