Challenges of macro caregiving: Dental care, eye care, etc.
Macro caregiving, is about dental care for those with YOD and unable to carry out all daily living activities. The dental aids that are available are not well publicized and is hardly available. There is no emphasis for oral hygiene, how to go about doing so for one that refuses to open mouth and to keep it open. Those dental inserts used dentists to keep the mouth open is not available at all. Those dental sponges is certainly not recommended for oral hygiene. Next macro caregiving issue is how can we as caregivers ascertain that there is no vision impairment for our love ones who will not be able to read the chart, unable to understand what is going on to keep eyes open for proper diagnosis ( glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, retinal disorders, etc ) Is there an equipment that can do an analysis for such. They refuse to cooperate by keeping their eyes open for diagnosis. Just putting oral eye drops is also challenging macro care giving task. Please remember that this is for a person who has no ability to do anything. Yes I still want to treat her well at this macro level of care giving. I have heard of caregivers who do not want to do it for years….all the teeth just turned black and fall out. I cannot imagine the pain that ensues.