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Home Health Care Provider

SKU# 9780826128522

A Guide to Essential Skills

Author: Emily Prieto MBA, LSW


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This book is designed to foster quality care to home care recipients. It 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 additional responsibilities that are often necessary in this work, including home safety and maintenance, meal planning, errand running, caring for couples, and making use of recreational time. Going beyond standard nurses' aide training manuals, the book focuses on the psycho-social needs of home care recipients, stressing the need to maintain the house as a home and sustaining the recipient's way of life throughout caregiving situations. Prieto stresses interpersonal skills that benefit recipient and caregiver, creating a systematic, easy-to-follow plan for delivering quality service and maintaining, or improving, quality of life."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 09, 2008
  • Page Count 264
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826128522
  • EISBN 9780826128539

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Todd Gabel
  1. Attitudes of Aging
  2. Aging at Home
  3. The Companion Home Care Provider
  4. Chapter 4: Interpersonal Skills and Communications
  5. Common Conditions & Diseases of the Aging Body
  6. The Terminally Ill Client
  7. Caring for Couples
  8. About Activities
  9. Chapter 9: Planning and Preparing Meals
  10. Chapter 10: Home Safety and Household Management
  11. Legal and Financial
  12. Planning for Placement

  13. Index