Tuesday, July 14, 2009
HOME BASED CARE - The art of community caring
Our group accompanied Home based caregivers as they visited and checked on members of the community needing that special "TLC". It's quite an exercise of caring as caregivers must walk many metres visiting the sick, shut-ins, and those on the road to recovery. They check vitals, give gentle reminders about taking prescribed medicines, talk about prevention and make recommendations for keeping the individual and their family well. Here are students armed with backpacks of supplies and on their way to see patients in the community. Once there, they get down to business --- the "art of caring"!