Caregiver thoughts #3

Gloves make me brave” – remark made by a Greenville Memorial Hospital Nurse.

You’re taking care of a life form, and life and metabolism require inputs and generate outputs. This is as true of yourself as it is of the one you’re caring for. In fact, the processes are basically the same between you and your cared-for (unless maybe you’re caring for an alien from another planet). So, if you need to help your charge with these functions, inputs or, yes, outputs, just put on a pair of gloves (where warranted) and get it done. Caregivers (professional and amateur, and parents) do that sort of thing all the time. Don’t make it a bigger deal than it is.

I will never take going to the bathroom for granted ever again.

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