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Four Lessons To Removing Your Clients Shoes (Or Anything Else They Can’t Have)

Four Lessons To Removing Your Clients Shoes (Or Anything Else They Can’t Have)

Working to serve and protect the elderly and disabled population, Guardians have to regularly make difficult decisions regarding the safety of their clients. Sometimes these decisions are easy, such as the decision to move a client from a facility when they are receiving substandard care. Other times, the decision can be downright difficult. Sometimes we…

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Benefits of Having a Nurse On Staff

Benefits of Having a Nurse On Staff

Have you known of an ill client who is discharged from the hospital with four separate orders from four different doctors for the same lab test? When it’s time to draw the blood work with no nurse on staff, the facility staff doesn’t figure out the overlap and the client ends up getting poked with…

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What Keeps Me Going as a Guardian: The Story of Ester and Ralph

What Keeps Me Going as a Guardian: The Story of Ester and Ralph

Being a professional guardian is both a privilege and an honor, but the job also comes with some heavy responsibilities – including making difficult final decisions with options that are less than optimal. When I became the guardian of a 96-year-old woman and her 62-year-old developmentally-disabled son, I knew that any end of life decisions…

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