Caregiving at Home

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Hartman Publishing Inc, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 261 pages
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Caregiving at Home can help you decide what you can do for yourself and when to call a healthcare professional. Carefully chosen resources allow you to efficiently search the most credible sources for the information you need. We will help you to decide when you need to seek help, and we will help you find it. Also included are forms and checklists designed to help you organize daily life with your loved one, make the most of medical appointments, manage medications, and ensure the safety of your home. Caregiving at Home provides practical, honest information about the day to day realities of caregiving and how to make them manageable with an emphasis on maintaining quality of life for the person receiving care as well as the person giving it.
 

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Contents

Table of Procedures Meeting Special Needs and Conditions
83
Index
255
Table of Procedures
6
Table of Procedures Meeting Special Needs and Conditions 83
83
Caring for Yourself 34 Hypertension High Blood Pressure
97
Normal and Abnormal Signs
110
Q Providing Personal Care
125
Making an occupied
147
Transfers and Ambulation
153
Basic Healthcare Skills
169
4 Med ications 233
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About the author (2005)

William Leahy, MD, practices neurology outside Washington, DC. He became involved with home health aide education both out of an interest in the care his patients received and to give direction and meaning to the lives of young people in his community. Royalties from his books fund a foundation for teaching high school students health care careers. Dr. Leahy speaks to groups about enriching our communities and volunteers his spare time to teach. He has been named a "2005 Hometown Hero" by Washington Magazine.

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