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What Do I Do?

How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune With Your Nursing Home Elder, Revised and Illustrated Edition

By Katherine Karr, Jess Karr

Routledge – 1985 – 130 pages

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    978-0-86656-398-7
    December 31st 1984

Description

Help families of institutionalized elders with this compassionate and practical manual.

Contents

Contents Introduction

  • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Physical Level
  • Checkpoint: Clothing Needs and Clothing Care
  • Checkpoint: Skin Care
  • Checkpoint: Other Physical Considerations
  • Checkpoint: Teeth and Denture Care
  • Checkpoint: Eye Care
  • Checkpoint: Ear Care
  • Checkpoint: Hair Grooming and Cosmetology Needs
  • Checkpoint: Nails-Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Checkpoint: Bedsores
  • Checkpoint: Monitoring Medications
  • Checkpoint: Dietary Awareness
  • Checkpoint: Special Feeding Considerations
  • Checkpoint: Restorative Therapy
  • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Emotional Level
  • Checkpoint: Understanding Feelings and Developing Empathy Skills
  • Checkpoint: Using Touch to Communicate Care
  • Checkpoint: Overcoming Discounting Behaviors
  • Checkpoint: Patronizing Behaviors
  • Checkpoint: The Role of Music in Caring
  • Checkpoint: Special Seasonal Considerations
  • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Mental Level
  • Checkpoint: Differentiating Between “Diversionary
  • Activities” and Those Which Encourage Wholistic
  • Creative Growth
  • Checkpoint: Personalizing Activities
  • Checkpoint: Reality Orientation
  • Checkpoint: Remotivational Therapy
  • Checkpoint: Resident Councils
  • Checkpoint: Family & Friends Councils
  • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Spiritual Level
  • Checkpoint: Special Times for Spiritual Life
  • Checkpoint: Visits From Church Members, Ministers.
  • Priests?
  • Checkpoint: Preparing for Death
  • IN CONCLUSION
  • Reference Notes Included

Name: What Do I Do?: How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune With Your Nursing Home Elder, Revised and Illustrated Edition (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Katherine Karr, Jess Karr. Help families of institutionalized elders with this compassionate and practical manual.
Categories: Gerontology/Ageing, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health, Nursing