Home Health Care Provider: A Guide to Essential Skills

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This book fosters quality care to home care recipients and is written for companions, home health aides, and other care givers who deliver non-medical home care. Prieto provides information, tips, and techniques on personal care routines as well as home safety and maintenance, meal planning, errand running, caring for couples, and making use of recreational time. Going beyond nurses' aide training manuals, the book also focuses on psycho-social needs of home care recipients. Prieto stresses interpersonal skills that benefit recipient and caregiver, creating a systematic, easy-to-follow plan for improving quality of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826128522
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily Prieto, MBA, LSW, became a Licensed Social Worker after studying Recreational Gerontology and Sociology. She works in nursing homes and an adult day care center. Independently, she offered social work consulting to nursing homes in Central Ohio. In addition, she was the Activity Director in an Alzheimer's care facility and an adult day care center, where she also served as the Program Manager. In 2001, she started 2nd Watch Senior Care, a business that provides non-medical, companion and errand services to older adults living in the community. She has been a Franklin County (Ohio) Volunteer Guardian for ten years, serving to direct care and make health-care decisions for nursing-home residents with limited resources.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Todd Gabel Gabel, Todd

Ch. 1 Attitudes of Aging 1

Ch. 2 Aging at Home 11

Ch. 3 The Companion Home Care Provider 31

Ch. 4 Interpersonal Skills and Communications 51

Ch. 5 Common Conditions and Diseases of the Aging Body 77

Ch. 6 The Terminally Ill Client 117

Ch. 7 Caring for Couples 125

Ch. 8 About Activities 131

Ch. 9 Planning and Preparing Meals 163

Ch. 10 Home Safety and Household Management 183

Ch. 11 Legal Authority and Money Matters 215

Ch. 12 Planning for Placement 223

References 237

Index 239

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