Providing home care and welfare support is undoubtedly one of the most noble, demanding and rewarding tasks out there.
The caregiver is the person responsible for someone who does not have the autonomy to perform all or part of their daily activities. In the elderly, this support is often needed due to dementia syndrome or other pathologies, but also due to the gradual decrease in functional capacities characteristic of age.
The caregiver needs not only technical knowledge, but also communication skills that allow him/her to communicate with the care recipient, while maintaining the connection between the primary caregivers (doctors, nurses, among others) and the patient’s family.
The main tasks of the caregiver include: support with daily tasks, hygiene, maintenance of the home, management of the laundry, purchase of adequate hygiene products, administration and supervision of medication, guidance to medical or other appointments.
The healthcare provider should also be responsible for performing a basic check of the wearer’s state of health (measuring blood pressure, glucose control, dietary check), and should be able and available to meet all the needs that arise and promote the wearer’s well-being in his/her daily life.