Everyone of us should know how to provide home healthcare, not just because you have to take care of you sick grandparents of your children but also for you to know what to do in times of emergency.
Not just for anyone else but also for yourself because there will come a time that you don’t have anyone else except for yourself.
I have a friend her name is Alicia, we always hangout on their home every after school hours or sometime during the weekends. She’s living with her grandparents since she’s from a broken family. She only got her granny’s.
One day as we hung out at their home, her grandfather went to the city to buy some goods. It was quite sunny during that time since it’s summer time. His grandfather left almost lunch time and arrive around lunch. As he passed by, we have noticed that he has a slurred speech and something is not right with his face it’s kinda deforming and he can’t talk clearly. We all panicked and didn’t know what to do.
Thankfully, their neighbor was a nurse and we went to her house to ask for help since he didn’t really look okay. She checked his blood pressure only to find out that it was a bit too high. We immediately took him to the hospital sadly he had a mild stroke that time but fortunately after a few therapy and medication sessions he turned out to be okay.
This incident opened our minds to take up a short course for first aid and home healthcare so that we would know what to do next time that we encounter this type of emergency. Until now when we hung out to there home we can’t help but think what ifs. What if we didn’t respond immediately, what if they don’t have a nurse neighbor, what might have happened to his grandfather and it all scares us.
Knowing that you are here but you can’t do anything is a sinking feeling. Knowing that you could have prevented it but you didnt have the knowledge to help him is a real bad feeling. During that time we have learned the need to be able to know even the basic first aid cause you don’t know what you could possible come across in the near future. As they have said it’s better to be safe than sorry and were glad that we have managed to prevent further damage to Alicia’s grandfather.