Everyone wants to be at home for as long as possible - but family carers need knowledge regarding the best way to care for the body, especially in these times of stretched community resources. Caring for someone at home with a terminal illness can be rewarding, exhausting, frightening and joyful.
Confidence in the everyday tasks of care will help you to cope.
Helping with Practical Tasks:
- Helping someone to wash Covers bathing, showering, bed baths and care of pressure areas
- Helping with mouth care Covers mouth pain, dry mouth and tooth brushing
- Moving someone in bed Covers how to roll someone in bed, and how to change the bed with someone in it
- Helping with medication Tips regarding medicines, creams and eyedrops
- Helping someone to stand and walk How to help someone out of bed, out of a chair and how to cope with a fall
- Helping someone to use the toilet Use of commode and bed pan, bowel and bladder hygiene and incontinence
- How to give an injection
The Hospice in the Weald INFORMED guides cover most of the above topics plus a few extra
A brief video showing how to safely move someone in their bed