I am a caregiver. Suggestions for a name other than "patient would be good."
This is personal so I hope you can see what I mean--
Client is used a lot, OP and critics. So is Patient. It sounds like a money relationship, but I think Hospice uses it, and the word patient. As a family caregiver, I see the down side! I've used some local services and 'client' is a good term. But when they're dying they're a patient.
I know I'm not the only person here who deals with this.
"client" may sound bad. I use patient or client or their first names, or MOM and DAD, AUNT and UNCLE. Give us better ideas for names please
Bless you, OP. Thank you so much for caring so much. I would do what you do.
family caregivers thank people like you. Lots will get there and lots will never have that contact, connection and Responsibility. they just won't get it.
it can be Horrible, but how can family ignore it? I can't, and the same is true of hundreds, proabaly thousands of neighbors.
I know my family's lucky to have me helping and knowing a lot. everyone needs written last wishes.
Hope this gets read tho its old. Hope it makes some people to act. and maybe be extra compassionat
and if you need life alert button (help i fell and can't get up) call cottage hospital!! they do it with volunteers, pretty affordable.
get a big bright poster in the house about meds and medical problems, put it on the refrigerator, the emergency people say.
there must be local places to make or sell the bracelets! And have a note in the wallet or purs