Caregiving at Home

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9781888343908: Caregiving at Home

25 million Americans care for a loved one at home. Caregiving at Home tells them how.

For over a decade, Hartman Publishing has created quality materials to train frontline healthcare workers. Now this valuable information is available for the family caregiver. Caregiving at Home allows caregivers to offer the best possible care for an aging loved one in the home – medically accepted, professional techniques provided in the loving comfort of a home environment.

This information has been extensively reviewed and updated to meet current medical standards. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures include 378 color photos and illustrations. Visit our website for complete details.

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From the Back Cover - Family caregivers deserve the same great training frontline healthcare workers receive! For over a decade, healthcare organizations have used our material to train their frontline staff. This wealth of experience in caring for older people now helps family caregivers like you. The more you know, the better caregiver you will be.In Caregiving at Home, you will learn: „h How to adapt a home for safe caregiving „h Important skills for self-care and stress management „h Tools for holding family meetings, coordinating care, and managing medication „h Tips for communicating with a physician „h Step-by-step procedures for assisting with activities of daily living „h Guidelines for caring for people with specific disorders, such as Alzheimer¡¦s disease „h Information on normal changes of aging versus symptoms to report to a physician „h How to take blood pressure and other vital signs „h How to transfer and position a frail person „h Information on caring for a person who is dying „h Special tips on how to observe and take care of a frail person¡¦s skin „h How to avoid falls|Family caregivers deserve the same great training frontline healthcare workers receive! For over a dacade, healthcare organizations have used our material to train their frontline staff.This wealth of experience in caring for older people now helps family caregivers like you.The more you know, the better caregiver you will be.In Caregiving at Home, you will learn: · How to adapt a home for safe caregiving · Important skills for self-care and stress management · Tools for holding family meetings, coordinating care, and managing medication · Tips for communicating with a physician · Step-by-step procedures for assisting with activities of daily living · Guidelines for caring for people with specific disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease · Information on normal changes of aging versus symptoms to report to a physician · How to take blood pressure and other vital signs · How to transfer and position a frail person · Information on caring for a person who is dying · Special tips on how to observe and take care of a frail person's skin · How to avoid falls

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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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