Being A Caregiver In A Home Setting

Paperback | March 27, 2012

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Using simple explanations and clear examples, BEING A CAREGIVER IN A HOME SETTING teaches all aspects of caring for individuals in the home. It explains how to accomplish the daily tasks involved in home care; emphasizes the importance of both efficiency and a caring and sensitive attitude towards patients and family members; and helps home health aides understand their roles in the home health care system. All activities are geared toward encouraging and creating an atmosphere of patient safety and independence, while helping caregivers build confidence. Readers will find practical coverage of key issues including the special needs of children under stress; elderly patients; terminally ill individuals; and the physically and mentally disabled. The book also covers home rehabilitation; diseases common to homebound patients; nutritional information; and modern emergency and first aid procedures.

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Using simple explanations and clear examples, BEING A CAREGIVER IN A HOME SETTING teaches all aspects of caring for individuals in the home. It explains how to accomplish the daily tasks involved in home care; emphasizes the importance of both efficiency and a caring and sensitive attitude towards patients and family members; and h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013274189X

ISBN - 13:9780132741897

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1     Providing Care in the Home

CHAPTER 2     Communication Skills    

CHAPTER 3     Working with People      

CHAPTER 4     Caring for an Elderly Person 

CHAPTER 5     Working with Children

CHAPTER 6     Care of the Dying in the Home   

CHAPTER 7      Infection Control in the Home

CHAPTER 8     Care of a Person’s Environment

CHAPTER 9     Planning, Purchasing, and Serving Food

CHAPTER 10   Basic Body Movement and Positions

CHAPTER 11   Skin Care    

CHAPTER 12    Personal Care  

CHAPTER 13   Rehabilitation of the Individual Receiving Care at Home         

CHAPTER 14   Vital Signs       

CHAPTER 15   Preventing Fluid Overload and Dehydration

CHAPTER 16   Specimen Collection       

CHAPTER 17   Special Procedures        

CHAPTER 18   Common Diseases

CHAPTER 19   Emergency Procedures