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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.
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.
Bathing a person with Alzheimer's Disease can involve some special problems. This newly released video will help sensitize and train your staff to deal productively with those problems. This video will teach you how to : individualize the bathing approach, focusing on the person, enlisting cooperation, giving the patient choices, reducing the threat of bathing situation and using directions.
Begins with an introduction to the therapeutic approach when dealing with an Alzheimer patient. Presents situations in the nursing home and asks staff to comment on how they would handle these situations. Types of situations discussed include physical & verbal agression, emotional explosivenss, repetitive vocalization, wandering, collecting & hoarding and sudden changes in behavior or mood. Also looks at the importance of communication amongst the staff and the sharing of information about patients.
This program is designed for nurses, nursing assistants, and other professional and paraprofessional health care providers who work in long term care and encounter behaviourally impaired and aggressive older adults. The video, taped in three actual long term care settings, shows real life episodes of aggression, and discusses strategies for preventing or defusing such episodes.
This video and booklet are designed to assist certified nursing assistants, home health aides and other hands-on caregivers whose crucial role is to promote independence in clients of all ages who either suffer from chronic disabilities, or who are recovering from accidents, strokes, or other disabling conditions. Issues of care for the mentally intact patient and individuals suffering from cognitive impairments is also addressed. Common pitfalls that foster "false dependency" will be explored; skills that "enable" patients are highlighted. ..."
Designed to give caregivers an understanding of the different types of difficult behaviours they are likely to encounter when caring for clients, patients, family members or friends who are either physically or mentally ill. Suggestions on how to respond to various types of difficult behaviours are offered; it is important to realize, however, that there is no one technique or method that will be effective every time.
Discusses the challenges involved in being the primary caregiver for an elderly person or some with Alzheimer's. Focusing the discussion on the sandwich generation, support groups, counselling services and avoiding stress this video tries to help the caregiver find ways to avoid burn-out.
"Walk through almost any neighbourhood, and behind one of those front doors you'll find a family caregiver. The numbers are staggering. Over 25 millions North Americas are currently looking after elderly relatives with health problems. Shot over an entire year, Labour of Love shows the human side of care giving - the loving bonds, the frustrations and heartaches, the mundane tasks, and the constant fatigue. Labour of Love includes five intimate profiles of caregivers and their families. ..."
Video stresses to caregivers in nursing home the importance of treating each resident with courtesy and respect. This includes respect in daily care, physical care and emotional care. Also discusses the promotion of the resident's self-worth and independence and ways that this can be achieved.
Program focuses on innovative home support programs in Sweden, Denmark, Canada & the U.S. Through the elderly profiled, a message becomes clear : elderly people have the right to live in their own homes with care & support.
"Effective care for the dying means treating the whole person: the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs." All three programs in this series "utilize compelling dramatic scenarios and expert interviews to provide practical information for professionals providing end-of-life care. This series emphasizes use of the hospice philosophy while caring for dying patients and their families in hospitals, long term care facilities, and at home." This second program provides "information on the hospice-style team approach ..."
Members of the palliative care and hospice association talk about attitudes towards death and dying. Focus is on the care in hospices, hospitals and acute care centres. Discusses the need for care workers to be supportive to the person who is ill and their family.