Caregiver Connection: Training Manual

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DIANE Publishing, Nov 1, 1989 - 165 pages
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Provides information and skills training for families and friends who take care of their elderly loved ones. Covers aging changes, listening skills, personal care, home safety, exercise, and much more. Drawings.

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Page C-13 - When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving advice you have not done what I asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem, you have failed me, strange as that may seem. Listen. All I asked was that you listen, not talk or do - just hear me. Advice is cheap: 10 cents will get you both Dear Abby and Billy Graham in the same...
Page E-17 - Children 9 to 12 3 or more Teenagers 4 or more Adults 2 or more Pregnant women 3 or more Nursing mothers 4 or more Part or all of the milk may be fluid skim milk, buttermilk, evaporated milk, or dry milk. Cheese and ice cream may replace part of the milk. The amount of either it will take to replace a given amount of milk is figured on the basis of calcium content. Common portions of various kinds of cheese and of ice cream and their milk equivalents in calcium are: 1-inch cube cheddar-type cheese...
Page E-16 - Grapefruit or grapefruit juice, orange or orange juice, cantaloupe, guava, mango, papaya, raw strawberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green pepper, sweet red pepper. Fair sources - Honeydew melon, lemon, tangerine or tangerine juice, watermelon, asparagus...
Page E-8 - Recommendation: CPSC estimates that 70% of all people who die from clothing fires are over 65 years of age. Long sleeves are more likely to catch fire than are short sleeves. Long sleeves are also more apt to catch on pot handles, overturning pots and pans and causing scalds. • Roll back long, loose sleeves or fasten them with pins or elastic bands while you are cooking.
Page F-17 - At any age an injury from falling can limit a person's ability to lead an active, independent life. This is especially true for older people. Each year thousands of older men and women are disabled, sometimes permanently, by falls that result in broken bones. Yet many of these injuries could be prevented by making simple changes in the home. As people age, changes in their vision, hearing, muscle strength, coordination, and reflexes may make them more likely to fall. Older persons are also more likely...
Page E-18 - Choose four servings or more daily. Or, if no cereals are chosen, have an extra serving of breads or baked goods, which will make at least five servings from this group daily.
Page C-12 - Don't start for the door or walk away. 7. Hold your temper. An angry person gets the wrong meaning from words. 8. Go easy on argument and criticism, which will put him on the defensive. He may clam up or get angry.
Page C-10 - clam up" or get angry. Do not argue: even if you win, you lose. 9. Ask questions. This encourages him and shows you are listening. lt helps to develop points further. 10. Stop talking! This is first and last, because all other commandments depend on it. You just can't do a good listening job while you are talking.
Page C-12 - This encourages him and shows you are listening. It helps to develop points further. 10. STOP TALKING! This is first and last, because all other commandments depend on it. You just can't do a good listening job while you are talking.
Page E-10 - RECOMMENDATION: Stairs should be lighted so that each step, particularly the step edges, can be clearly seen while going up and down stairs. The lighting should not produce glare or shadows along the stairway. • Use the maximum wattage bulb allowed by the light fixture. (If you do not know the correct wattage, use a bulb no larger than 60 watts...

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