Caregiver kissing client?
I need your opinions.
I have a friend who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's quite young - 65. She's in mid-stage, but still knows who I am. She lives in an adult family home - there are 3 other people who live there. There is a staff of 4, and they rotate days/shifts.
The head of the home, Anthony, is a certified nursing assistant. He pretty much runs the business, but does have business partner, who is one of the caregivers.
I have been visiting her, and Anthony will come up to her and give her a hug and a kiss on the cheek. He addresses her as 'sweetie,' gives her a hug, and then a kiss on the cheek. He also takes her out of the house to run errands with him. They have spent the day together numerous times, running errands, going to appointments, etc.
As a licensed caregiver, does anyone else think he is crossing the boundries by kissing her? Why does he need to kiss her? Isn't this considered inappropriate of a caregiver to a client?
Her power-of-attorney lives in another state. She has been informed of this, but doesn't seem to care.