Home health care provider [electronic resource] : a guide to essential skills / Emily Prieto.
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- New York : Springer Pub. Co., c2008.
1 online resource (262 p.)
- Home care services.
Older people -- Care.
- Electronic books.
- This book is designed to foster quality care to home care recipients. It is written for companions, home health aides, and other care givers who deliver non-medical home care. Prieto provides information, tips, and techniques on personal care routines as well as additional responsibilities that are often necessary in this work, including home safety and maintenance, meal planning, errand running, caring for couples, and making use of recreational time. Going beyond standard nurses' aide training manuals, the book focuses on the psycho-social needs of home care recipients, stressing the need to
- Attitudes of aging
Aging at home
The companion home care provider
Interpersonal skills and communications
Common conditions and diseases of the aging body
The terminally ill client
Caring for couples
Planning and preparing meals
Home safety and household management
Legal authority and money matters
Planning for placement.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index.
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