Caregivers play an important role in providing care for your sick, aged or disabled loved ones.
A family caregiver is a person who provides any type of physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one at home. Loved ones in need of care are aged parents, those suffering from a physical or mental illness, disability, substance misuse or other condition. In most cases, the primary caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent or adult child. Caregivers often take on the responsibilities of the patient while still providing for themselves and other family members.
However there will be times when we are faced with circumstances rendering us unable to care for our aged parents or sick / disabled loved ones.
When I was 18 years old and in college, my much loved maternal granny had a stroke. Consequently, she lost her memory. Both my parents were still working at that time and mum had to make a tough decision to send granny to a nursing home. Granny hated staying at the nursing home and would try to run away from the home. It broke my heart into a million pieces each time we visited her at the nursing home. When it was time for us to leave the home after our visit, granny would run to the gate, pleading with us to bring her back. I will never forget the scene when her caretaker had to quickly lock the gate after we left, leaving my frail granny at the gate in tears, waving to us at our car and pleading for us to bring her home.
It was this heartbreaking scene at the nursing home each time we visited granny that mum decided to hire a full-time maid and brought granny home. The maid took very good care of granny but sadly she passed on about a year later. In those days, caregivers were difficult to find, much less in a small city.
These days, people are more inclined towards hiring caregivers to care for their loved ones vs. hiring a full-time maid. Caregivers work in the home and help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework. Caregivers help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, help the patients keep track of prescription, provide or arrange transportation and serve as a companion for their clients.
One good website to find caregivers is at CaregiverAsia. CaregiverAsia is an online aggregator of health and caregiving services. Through its award-winning platform, CaregiverAsia has created an online marketplace leveraging on a shared economy of Careseekers and Caregivers. Careseekers can access on-time, trusted and transparent home care services; whilst freelance Caregivers and healthcare professionals can practice independently with full control of their schedules and terms of services. CaregiverAsia also specializes in healthcare recruitment and the placement of healthcare professionals and locums into leading healthcare institutions.
Services at CaregiverAsia can be booked via their website or via the Caregiver App which you can download from Google Play Store or App Store.
CaregiverAsia gives instant relief to Careseekers by allowing them to search and book for respite, step-down and at-home care in a transparent and affordable manner. Booking confirmation is instantaneous and is available 24/7. Caregivers listed on the platform are certified/ accredited/ experienced in their service specializations and Careseekers may search and browse Caregivers’ service offerings and the certifications and experience they have. Post service, Careseekers and Caregivers are both invited to review the care session.
For more information, please visit https://www.caregiverasia.com/.
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