Waiting for God

Needs to Services Matrix

An occupational therapist can assess what assistive aids are necessary for safety and mobility, such as guard rails for beds.   

Services/Needs

Death Doula

PSW

Companion

Dietician

Palliative Nurse

Family Doctor

Family members

Meal Service

Cleaning Service

Driving service[1]

Spiritual leader

Getting in and out of bed

 

x

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Dressing

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Grooming

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Toileting

x

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Eating

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Walking

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Getting out of chair

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing Meals

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

Doing laundry

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

Light housework

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

Shopping

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

Using telephone

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Managing money

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Administering medications[2]

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Exercise

 

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Social Events

 

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Making and attending medical appointments

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

Emotional/Spiritual

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x



[1]
Includes para-transpo, ambulance services, and private driving services for the
elderly

[2]
Only a palliative nurse can administer needles.