Guardianship, conservatorship, trustee, power of attorney, agent, healthcare surrogate and other critical decision-making positions in the life of a senior or an adult with disabilities are a complicated mixture of ethics, law and common sense. Many caregivers, however, have little or no training in these areas and can find themselves in awkward and unnerving positions.
While care giving for your parents, your journey may involve help with bathing. The actual work of bathing is not as hard to figure out as the emotional effort might be. Understand that both you and your loved one can sense your feelings—your embarrassment. Many Asian cultures practice community and family bathing, but most Americans do not.