Think of it this way. A person comes to your door or into your room if you are living in a care facility. You’ve never met this person, but he or she announces that it’s time for a bath. The person proceeds to help you get ready for your bath, while you remain confused and frightened. Who is this person? Why do they want to give you a bath? What would you do? Likely have the “fight or flight” response which is wired into human brains, right? The modern approach of consistent assignment, which means that the person needing care is assigned a specific caregiver, is a big step forward in this regard. A care receiver is much more likely to respond well to a person they know and like.
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