Janice Sachs was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nine years ago. As her conditioned worsened, her family sought the help of Vantage Hospice. Her husband John informed the incoming caretaker of her specific needs, in particular that they should not try to force her to shower. Despite all of this, a second caregiver came to take over a shift and tried to force Janice into the shower. She was left with multiple bruises on her arms and hands, and she was traumatized. Her family was furious.
This could have all been avoided. The Care Card was designed specifically to combat these issues because we understand that new caregivers will constantly be coming into a loved one’s life as their care needs increase and change. Keeping everybody on the same page is crucial, and when all caregivers have access to the same information, incidents like these can be prevented.
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If you have a loved one receiving long term care The Care Card can help ensure that their needs and preferences are always met.