As an employee at a care facility, you appreciate how emotional the work can be. You provide care for someone who can no longer do so on their own. The care you provide may range anywhere from routine meal preparation to bathing and toileting. In providing this care, you must also manage the patient’s expectations as well as the expectations of the patient’s loved ones who monitor your work.
One thing that seems to unite all the visitors is a sense of guilt upon visiting. Guilt that they don’t spend enough time with their loved one or guilt that they should be taking care of this person themselves. Guilt, as we know, can lead people to act in unusual ways.