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Being a caregiver in a home setting

Author: Elana D Zucker
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elana D Zucker
ISBN: 9780132741897 013274189X
OCLC Number: 761361246
Description: xix, 392 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Providing care in the home --
Communication skills --
Working with people --
Caring for an elderly person --
Working with children --
Care of the dying in the home --
Infection control in the home --
Care of a person's environment --
Planning, purchasing, and serving food --
Basic body movement and positions --
Skin care --
Personal care --
Rehabilitation of the individual receiving care at home --
Vital signs --
Preventing fluid overload and dehydration --
Specimen collection --
Special procedures --
Common diseases --
Emergency procedures.
Responsibility: Elana Zucker.

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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"-- Publisher description.

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