Friday, 8 March 2013


Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.

More people with mental impairments end up back in the hospital just days after they're discharged, and many of those readmissions are preventable, otherwise many of our mentally impaired loved ones should not trust our capacities to advocate better health for them. Most of the times such readmissions make us mere disappointments.

If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.

CARERS can monitor, observe and anticipate to avoid return trips to the hospital by simply paying attention and speaking up when it's time to take their love ones home.

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

For reasons such as bed vacancies, staff ratio, incompetence and negligence, discharges are often rushed and patients may be overlooked during this stressful time. If a carer doesn't comprehend a thing or two feel free to interrogate, not just merely asking, but really don't be afraid to make the doctor or nurse to repeat the instructions. moreover listen and take notes when instructions are being explained by your medical team, especially, moments of medical junkies.

The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.

We can also reduce the odds of readmission after discharge by;

Recorded information.
Get all discharge instructions and information in writing, including directions for wound care, medications and food restrictions. Medications are meant to do us good but if misused, they can actually double our agony and in cases of the mentally we become but not far from murderers. Keep these instructions in a place where they are easily accessed for easy retrieval.

The follow ups.
After discharge, follow through on their treatment by filling prescriptions and prompting medications as directed. If you have questions about the medications or other instructions, call the general practitioner and also inform with copies of discharge information to the doctor.

Ensure that follow up visits with specialists and blood tests or other procedures as directed, are kept up to date and give the necessary support for the love one to attend.

Ideally, the same team of doctors and nurses who worked with the patient would discharge them since they know the protocol in their medications, wound care, and how to set up the safest environment at home for them. But unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. So the carer needs to be vigilant about being an active participant in the recovery of the mentally impaired.

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.