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Health Care Aide Guide
This guide offers a variety of tools to help you with your Health Care Aide classes. The video, journal, and book suggestions listed here are useful sources of information.
Physical functioning in late adulthood can vary greatly between any two people. This video episode discusses the realities of aging in terms of physiological changes and declines. Older adults are especially likely to stay active and happy if they accept the challenges of growing older with positive lifestyle choices. Ageism, or negative stereotypes based upon chronological age, is also discussed, as are the normative processes of primary and secondary aging. The growing specialty of gerontology is presented, and the genetics of aging and the possibility of enhancing longevity are addressed.
Describes physical and biological changes that occur in the human body during the aging process. Discusses disease conditions common among elderly. Suggests medical and therapeutic intervention to natural and disease related changes.
Video presents information on basic human needs, clients who are elderly and clients with arthritis, diabetes, circulatory disorders, coronary heart disease, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cancer, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and those who are terminally ill. Also looks at newborn and infant care including assisting with breast feeding and breast care, bottle feeding, changing diaper and colicky baby.
Discusses the growing problem of elder abuse. Describes the various types of abuse and details characteristics of abusers. Barriers to getting help including social, cultural and medical factors are presented. Preventing abuse, and assessing and treating elders who have been mistreated is covered at length. Discusses various governmental agencies and services designed to help elders and their family caregivers prevent abuse before it occurs.