Adjusting to Care for someone with Muscualr Dystrophy
I am an experienced Caregiver/Certified Nursing Assistant and have worked in Long Term Care, Home Care, Hospice, and Acute (hospital) and currently work for a Home Care Agency. 95% of my Patients/Residents/Clients were 65+
Tomorrow I have an 8 hour shift with a Young, 22 yr old male who has Muscular Dystrophy, all I know is that he is a wheelchair. My Supervisor said I'll probly be sitting around most of the day, so Im guesssing he'll only need help with bathing/grooming/personal care???
I'm just a little nervous because I've never had a Client with this disorder. I dont even know if he can speak. Can anyone give me advice about what/what not ,to do or say, things like that??? Im nervous and I want to give him the best care possible!
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