Being a caregiver can be very challenging. Dealing with the health care system can feel like an overwhelming and never-ending nightmare. Family caregivers do not necessarily anticipate being thrust into the role of an advocate, yet this is what happens all the time. Without their caregivers, patients/residents may not have a voice. It is often the family caregivers who catch medication errors, request pain medication or observe a change in behaviour that warrants medical intervention. It is the family caregivers who notice a diaper has not been changed in eight hours, or who urge physicians to admit a relative in crisis.
In this video caregivers will learn 3 practical tips to help them in their quest to protect their loved ones.
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