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DN Opinion. I want to see the same carers every day

Thank you Anna-Karin Byström for your letters to the editor on home care (march 21)! You put many of my thoughts into words. I have had home care for several years, and it has increased in pace with rising age and more hospital stays.

the Complications have been many and with the new staff all the time and constantly pops up. My greatest desire is to see the same carers every day, someone I learned to know and feel safe with. I am 94 years old and too old for these constant changes of staff.

out that the only training offered is a two-day teaching and a one-week internship with an experienced colleague. Can this be true? The old, sick and frail people need health care providers with the expertise and security, it should be a matter of course.

another problem that I encountered as patients are the language difficulties that sometimes arise between me and my carers. For the moment I need a lot of help and meet a lot of foreign people with varying knowledge of the Swedish language, which can lead to considerable deficiencies in communication.

I had a carer who could not retrieve my laundry in the basement when he did not understand my directions to the laundry room. In the end, I myself had to limp down on the crutches and show the way. What are the obligations on the employees in terms of language skills?

in their letters to the editor needed security for residents and job satisfaction for health care providers. In addition to this you also need to speak a common language that health care professionals should be able to go right to the.

finally, I want To give a big thank you to all the helpful hemtjänstvårdare that takes care of us in need. You are priceless!

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