Caregivers’ tasks depend on patients’ various needs. It is important to let caregivers know what patients need so the caregivers can do their job well.
[VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Al is standing in front of a dark background. Clip begins with a freeze frame in black and while. A yellow box in the top right corner appears with black text “HEALTH FACT”. White text appears in near left center, “caregivers: WHAT DO THEY DO ON A DAILY BASIS?” as a white line underlines it.
AL: What do caregivers do on a daily basis? The term ‘caregiver’ is quite broad — it can apply to family members or people who are caregivers as a profession. Most of the time, caregivers would respect the patient’s wishes and follow what the patient wants to do. There could be tasks that include organizing, helping around the house, and cleaning. It all depends on the patient and how severe their needs are. Oftentime, the family would feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to help, it may be better to hire a geriatric care manager — a trained professional who can help your family needs and create a plan to meet these needs. If you or your family cannot help, don’t worry, there may be caregivers in your area to provide support to the family member with needs. Caregivers are trained and they will know what to do. Generally, caregivers can be flexible because their work depends on the patient and their needs. The patient can have preferences such as wanting the caregiver to organize their files or simply clean for them. Some patients would want an aide that will be there from day to night, so it varies from every patient. It is important to let the caregiver know what the patient truly needs, so the caregiver can adapt and do their job well.
Clip fades out to a white background with black text in center, “This project was made possible with funding from the National Institutes of Health/NDICD (#5R01DC01446395 and supplements awarded to Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D.).” Next clip, white background with three logos — Deaf Seniors of America’s logo and the NAD’s logo are in a row, centered, underneath both logos is the Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center’s logo.]
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