A patient is like a child who needs care and affection. His whim and fancies have to be tolerated by his near and dear ones, for a fast recovery. Infact some demands and requirement are very logical as well.
Here are a few tips:
The first and foremost requisite for a proper care of the patient, is good nursing. Not all the patients are admitted in a nursing home or hospital. Those suffering from a particular ailment and recuperating in the house are also sufferers. It is up to the family to look after these patients. Nurses are professionals but your loving near and dear ones can also be equally good in nursing since they have emotional feeling with the patient which the latter lacks.
Cleanliness and general hygiene of the patient should be taken care of always. Lack of tidiness can lead to any sort of infection in them. This may lead to further complications in their body. It may also affect the other members of the family. Regular bathing should be done by the patient. If it is not possible, then they should be given sponge-rubbing with a disinfectant.
Medicines on time
Utmost care should be taken, that medicines should be administered on time as prescribed by the doctor. Every medicine has its fixed affect and its timing is therefore very important.
Same way meals are important. Prepare meals which are appropriate for the patient’s current body conditions or as advised by the dietitian. Provide meals on stipulated time.
Try to keep up the motivational level of your patient. Keep popping him up. Never let their spirits to go down. Don’t let an air of negativity, flow around your patient. Inner strength of the sufferer is very crucial to the patient’s recovery.
Sometimes patients make undue demands and throw tantrum for it. Handle them patiently and tolerate them to the maximum level possible. Sometimes cave in to their demands, else can also refuse to accept them. But all the times, try not hurting them.