Tips for Aging at Home

Tips for Aging at Home

by Laura N. Gitlin

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Overview

Most of us seek to remain independent and stay in our own homes for as long as possible. However, as we age, we may experience changes in our abilities to do what matters most to us. These changes may involve dressing, bathing, toileting, preparing meals, reading, going up and down stairs, or other activities.

But there is good news! This book provides simple tips identified in research and clinical practice that can be tried at home. These straightforward suggestions may help you do what matters to you. Find the activity you want to do, try a few of the listed tips, and keep track of which ones were most helpful.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161516881
Publisher: Camino Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., FGSA, FAAN, is Distinguished University Professor and Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University.

Sarah L. Szanton, Ph.D., ANP, FAAN, is Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor and Director, Center on Innovative Care in Aging, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Jill Roth, RN, BSN, helped develop the nursing component of CAPABLE and provides the program to participants throughout Baltimore for the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.

Allyson Evelyn-Gustave, OTR/L, is the CAPABLE program senior clinician training specialist for Johns Hopkins University and provides CAPABLE through Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.

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connywithay 11 days ago
“The tips in this book can help you: Do everyday activities safely. Do everyday tasks in small parts to make each part easier and less tiring. Decrease risk for falling,” Laura Gitlin, Sarah Szanton, Jill Roth, and Allyson Evelyn-Gustave write in their book, Tips for Aging at Home: Doing What Matters to You. ~ What ~ At sixty-four pages, this small paperback targets those who are getting older and want to remain safely in their homes as they age. After a table of contents and introduction, it contains twelve short chapters, ending with a list of where to get more information, a record of tips used, and advertisement. As we age, we tend to forget we have physical limitations and restrictions. With inserted full-color photographs spread among the pages, the tips provided offer easier ways to dress, groom, prepare meals, bath, use the toilet, save energy, move around safely, prevent falls, improve moods, control urine and pain, and take medicine. ~ Why ~ Most of us will grow old and have to confront the issues of aging. This short read is a gentle reminder of how to protect our bodies, mind, and selves while we are still capable of living at home. It mentions tips about long-handled combs, extended toothbrushes, sitting to do grooming tasks, peg boards in kitchens, grab bars in bathtubs, wide thirty-six-inch doorways, and using the restroom every two hours. I like that it does not take too much time to review its safety tips. ~ Why Not ~ Those who are not aging or do not deal with the elderly may not see the value of this book. Others may find most of the tips are common sense, but they may be ignored or forgotten when considering living alone. ~ Wish ~ Included a glossary at the end of the book may help some who want to look up a topic quickly. I found some tips repeated in the chapters, and that most were everyday knowledge. ~ Want ~ This would make a good insert book for a pro-active elderly group to give seniors who live at home alone or have moved into a retirement or assisted living facility. It may also help those who have physical disabilities as it covers a wide range of ideas. Thanks to Camino Books and the authors for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.