Caregiving is a topic very fresh in my mind. Right now, I need 24-hour care. Since my health insurance doesn't cover caregivers, I take care of hiring my own - two caregivers at 12-hour shift at $288.00 per day. I'lll probably go bankrupt in a very short time.
Yesterday, caregiver, neglected to lock my wheelchair and when she tried to transfer me from bed to wheelchair, the chair moved away, and I fell to the floor. She hastily tried to pick me up and put me on the wheelchair, but again the wheelchair moved away. Not only that, my Bi-pap (ventilator) attached to my nose got dislodged, and the bi-pap and humidifier fell to the floor. Luckily, I had a visitor at that time to help out. He was right there at the right time.
My point in talking about this is that we do not pay much attention to caregiving, until we need it. I know I did not. There ought to be a way, but I don't know what.
Well, was just venting my frustration and helplessness, that's all.
Hope you all have a good day.
Was watching the olympics, so far way to to - USA!