Providing Home Care: A Textbook for Home Health Aides, 3rd Edition

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The third edition of Providing Home Care: A Textbook for Home Health Aides and the accompanying workbook are now available! Providing Home Care is a full-color, up-to-date, affordable book that meets and exceeds federal and state requirements. This edition contains new and/or updated information on abuse and neglect, nutritional requirements and special diets, advance directives, disasters, Alzheimer's disease, CPR, and infectious diseases.

Thousands of instructors shared their ideas of what would make the perfect home health aide training textbook, and we listened carefully. Providing Home Care is exactly what you wanted a full-color, up-to-date, affordable book that meets and exceeds federal and state requirements. Specifically, it contains:


- Beautiful illustrations and clear photographs with color tabs for easy location of material
- Chapters that are organized around learning objectives and are written at a low reading level
- Creative methods to teach care and related observations, ways to promote independence, and new information on abuse and neglect
- New material on MyPyramid and expanded sections on special diets and nutritional supplements
- New information on advance directives
- Expanded section on disasters and related guidelines
- Additional information and ways to care for clients with Alzheimer s disease
- Up-to-date sections on CPR and infectious diseases
- Chapter-ending material which develops critical thinking, as well as tests the chapter
- A new glossary at the end of the textbook

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Providing Home Care: A Textbook for Home Health Aides exceeds the federal educational requirements for home health aide training. The text, student workbook, and instructor's guide also emphasize the important role aides play in observing and reporting a client's condition. Special themes include caring for clients holistically, respectfully, and professionally. Contents Understanding Home Health Aide Services 1 Home Care and the Healthcare System 2 The Home Health Aide and Care Team 3 Legal and Ethical Issues Building a Foundation Before Client Care 4 Communication and Cultural Diversity 5 Infection Control and Standard Precautions 6 Safety and Body Mechanics 7 Emergency Care and Disaster Preparation A Holistic Approach to Understanding Clients 8 Physical, Psychological, and Social Health 9 The Human Body in Health and Disease 10 Human Development and Aging 11 Dying, Death and Hospice Developing Personal Care and Basic Healthcare Skills 12 Transfers, Ambulation, and Positioning 13 Personal Care Skills 14 Core Healthcare Skills 15 Rehabilitation and Restorative Care 16 Medications and Technology in Home Care Special Clients, Special Needs 17 Clients with Disabilities 18 Mental Health and Mental Illness 19 New Mothers, Infants and Children 20 Common Chronic and Acute Conditions Practical Knowledge and Skills in Home Management 21 Clean, Safe and Healthy Environments 22 Clients' Nutritional Needs 23 Meal Planning, Shopping, Preparation, and Storage 24 Managing Time, Energy, and Money Where Do I Go From Here? 25 Caring for Yourself and Your Career

About the Author:

William Leahy, MD, practices neurology outside Washington, DC. He became involved with home health aide education both out of an interest in the care his patients received and to give direction and meaning to the lives of young people in his community. Royalties from his books fund a foundation for teaching high school students health care careers. Dr. Leahy speaks to groups about enriching our communities and volunteers his spare time to teach. He has been named a "2005 Hometown Hero" by Washington Magazine.

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