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The American Medical Association guide to home caregiving

Author: Angela Perry; American Medical Association.
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Continuing Wiley's American Medical Association health guides series, this sensitive, reliable resource provides step-by-step instructions and much-needed guidance and encouragement to anyone who is caring for a loved one at home. Fully illustrated throughout, the American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving discusses the general aspects of caregiving as well as the specific tasks required for caring for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American Medical Association guide to home caregiving.
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©2001
(DLC) 2001024710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Perry; American Medical Association.
ISBN: 047121762X 9780471217626
OCLC Number: 50174787
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preparing for Home Care --
Setting priorities and goals --
Planning and arranging the room --
Basic Caregiving Skills --
Giving medications --
Providing a healthy diet --
Pressure sores --
Hygiene --
Toilet needs --
Symptoms to monitor --
Bed making --
Relieving boredom --
Specialized Caregiving Skills --
Wound care --
Incontinence --
Managing intravenous medications --
Risks of immobility --
Dealing with specific illnesses --
Choosing a Home Healthcare Provider --
Visiting nurse associations --
Social service agencies --
Medication and infusion therapy services --
Community and volunteer organizations --
Friends and relatives --
Drugstores and medical supply companies --
Hospice --
Paying for Home Healthcare --
Medicare --
Medicaid --
Department of Veterans Affairs --
Long-term care insurance --
Workers' Compensation --
CHAMPUS --
Community and volunteer organizations --
Rehabilitation Services --
Physical therapy --
Occupational therapy --
Vocational therapy --
Speech therapy --
Respiratory therapy --
Caring for an Older Person Who Lives Alone --
Modifying the home environment --
Preventing falls --
Personal emergency response systems --
Providing a healthy diet --
Medications and older people --
Dealing with constipation --
Hygiene --
Home temperature --
Depression --
Caring for an Older Person who Needs Limited Assistance --
Geriatric care managers --
Keeping legal and financial affairs in order --
Senior centers --
Adult day care centers --
Continuing care retirement communities --
Assisted living facilities.
Other Titles: Guide to home caregiving
Responsibility: Angela Perry, medical editor.

Abstract:

Continuing Wiley's American Medical Association health guides series, this sensitive, reliable resource provides step-by-step instructions and much-needed guidance and encouragement to anyone who is caring for a loved one at home. Fully illustrated throughout, the American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving discusses the general aspects of caregiving as well as the specific tasks required for caring for a person with a particular illness such as Alzheimer's disease.

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