ARTICLES / Caregiver /
Power Caregiving /
By Mary Z. McGrath, Ph.D.
Do they need bright tape to signal the
steps into the garage? Where is the best spot to place
furniture for easier passage and optimal safety? What
kind of remodeling do you need to do to your home to
ensure they can remain there for a longer time? What
kind of automobile would best suit their needs? What
kind of adaptive equipment would help them read, write
and generally communicate in a more clear way?
What changes need to be made in
lifestyle and schedule to accommodate your
loved one’s legitimate needs and to ensure their safety
and opportunity? By thinking and acting with
flexibility, you apply valuable work skills to the
benefit of the person whose needs require the
willingness of others to change and adapt.