I don't have any anecdotes I want to offer. But, I will tell you of major challenges with patient education that I frequently encounter in home health:
1. Patient is not willing or able to participate as desired in patient education due to physical or mental disabilities or discomfort of changing something in comfortable and familiar surroundings; no family or friend support.
2. Family is not willing or able to participate, because they are not accessible for home care; they do not comprehend importance of their role in home care and the adjustments needed to maximize the quality of life for the client/patient; they may only care about certain aspects regarding the client/patient (e.g. what impact would the death of the client/patient have on the family if they lost the income from his/her check).