Susannah Fox of Pew Research Center wrote a blog post this week entited, “Hacking Home Health Care.” In her post, she shared how family caregivers use what they can find to make home care work. She offers the example of a family caregiver who uses a baker’s spatula to help turn her caree in bed.
Her post reminded me of the stories you’ve told over the years of how you’ve learned to use equipment and techniques in your home. I think of @kathy’s post about trying to learn to use a hoyer lift and another family caregiver who practiced changing incontinence briefs on her sister before changing her caree.
So, I’m curious: How did you learn to use home care equipment and master caregiving techniques? Were you able to learn from health care professionals (like a physical therapist) or from videos on YouTube or books? Or did you wing it at home through trial and error?
Please share how you learned to care in our comments section, below.
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