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Marie – What’s the best way to work with a caregiver?

Marie – What’s the best way to work with a caregiver?

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Working with caregivers, you need to be organized.  You cannot have things in many different places and expect everybody to be able to run around and find those things for you.  So having a routine, having a place where everything is to mak... Show More

Working with caregivers, you need to be organized.  You cannot have things in many different places and expect everybody to be able to run around and find those things for you.  So having a routine, having a place where everything is to make it easier on the caregiver, because if somebody wasn’t there the day before, they still need to find the things that you can’t get up and look for.  Having respect, trying not to let your frustrations pour into the mix, because it can be very frustrating when something’s not being done the way you’re usually used to it being done.   And trying to be patient and explain those things effectively, you know whatever your needs are.  Don’t assume that they know what you need; you need to be able to explain it.  

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Marie – What’s the best way to work with a caregiver?

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Injured in 1998 at age 22, quadriplegic
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Working with caregivers, you need to be organized.  You cannot have things in many different places and expect everybody to be able to run around and find those things for you.  So having a routine, having a place where everything is to make it easier on the caregiver, because if somebody wasn’t there the day before, they still need to find the things that you can’t get up and look for.  Having respect, trying not to let your frustrations pour into the mix, because it can be very frustrating when something’s not being done the way you’re usually used to it being done.   And trying to be patient and explain those things effectively, you know whatever your needs are.  Don’t assume that they know what you need; you need to be able to explain it.  

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