Many times, your client will have one family member, like their daughter or son, who manages their life.
We know that having an extra person or people to communicate with can make caregiving extra hard.
That’s why we think it’s important to talk about creating good relationships with a client’s family.
Below, we have listed a few tips on how to create an excellent caregiver-family relationship.
By using these tips, you can communicate your needs with the family and best care for your client.
If you ask your client about their family, you can get a sense of what the family is like.
They might tell you that their family member:
With this information, it will also be easier for you to talk to the family and get to know them. This is because you will have some background on them already.
We recommend that if your client’s family is ever around, talk to them and
Saying these things will create a strong, open relationship with you and your client’s family.
By asking/saying these things, maybe your client’s family will tell you that:
If you ask about the family’s expectations, the family will be thankful for your effort to provide their family member with great care.
If you meet your client’s family, we recommend asking the family of your client for their phone numbers and that you give them yours.
If your client’s family isn't around, ask your client if there is anyone in their family who they communicate with the most so that you can have their phone number.
By getting your client’s family’s phone numbers…
A good rule of thumb as a caregiver is to leave the house cleaner than you found it each day.
For example, whenever you make your client food:
If the family member of your client notices how clean you're, they will appreciate you. Being clean will also cause them to respect you more.
If you have the family’s phone number, it would be fun if every once and a while you sent them a photo of your client.
For example, if you and your client:
The family will be happy if you send a photo and a short caption that says something like “(insert client name) watching their favorite movie!”.
You don’t have to send these updates all of the time, but sending them every once in a while will keep the family members informed. The family members will also be happy to hear that their family member is doing well.
All in all, establishing a good relationship with your client’s family is very important. If you
You will find yourself having a strong relationship with your client’s family. This makes your job easier and leaves the client’s family much happier.
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