From a combined team of academics and practicing clinicians, Johnson's Caring for Older People 2e is the most representative resource in the market, featuring a diverse range of ethnicities, genders and sexualities. The experiences of minority groups are featured throughout, and the chapter on sexuality in older people is the most comprehensive of any text in the field. The only aged care resource to be delivered as an interactive Wiley E-Text, Johnson's second edition is an engaging digital resource rich in media such as videos, animations and interactives that bring cases to life.
When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role.
The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distressand to communicate appropriately with patients.
Pat was devastated. The 87-year-old, who had been living in aged care for the past seven years, had experienced a recent change in health and was now receiving palliative care. She realised that she was too frail to travel to Melbourne for her grandson's wedding. Learn how Beate Steller, a spiritual care practitioner at Pat's aged care home, was able to support Pat to virtually attend her grandson's wedding, along with the whole community! Maintaining connections with friends and family is a vital aspect of living a meaningful life. Tech-Connect is a guide to supporting these meaningful connections, using person-centred care alongside social media and other communications technology. Tech-Connect is for aged care professionals who are passionate about supporting the emotional and spiritual needs of older people in their care..
This well-established and accessible text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated, often extensively, to reflect current thinking, and an important new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added. Providing a comprehensive overview of the psychological processes of ageing, the text examines what constitutes older age, and presents the latest theory and research in a variety of domains, including intellectual change in later life; ageing and memory; ageing and language; ageing, personality and lifestyle; and mental health and ageing. Consideration is given to the problems inherent in measuring the psychological status of older people, and the author looks to the future to answer the question "what will constitute 'being old'?" This new edition is essential reading for all those working or training to work with older people, and a key text for students.
In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like - both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia.
The Australian Carer aims to be a practical, down-to-earth training manual for personal care workers in contemporary aged care. The manual also aims to provide skills and knowledge coverage for the competencies and qualifications associated with the training package for aged care."--Preface
Moving into care is a significant life event for older people and their families and often occurs at a time when other life stresses such as deaths of loved ones and health complications are paramount. This book directly addresses the psychological impact that move can have, and offers tips for making the transition as smooth as possible. Based on material from interviews with a wide sample of people who had recently moved into care and a review of existing literature about the process, the guide follows the whole journey from considering a move into care, making the move and settling in, offering advice on each step of the way. Case stories from people who have just made the transition help make this an approachable and accessible read for those about to move into care and a helpful tool for families and staff who will be assisting them.
How do we sustain agency and identity amidst the frailty of advanced old age? What role does care play in this process? Pushing forward new sociological theory, this book explores the theoretical and practical issues raised by age and infirmity. It begins with a theoretical examination of the fourth age, interrogating notions of agency, identity and personhood, as well as the impact of frailty, abjection and 'othering'. It then applies this analysis to issues of care. Exploring our collective hopes and fears concerning old age and the ends of people's lives, this is essential reading on one of the biggest social issues of our time.
"This is a document has been developed to assist staff and management working in residential aged care setting to make informed decisions in relation to the use or non use of restraint, in responding to behaviours of concern." - Caresearch website
"These guidelines aim to improve the safety and quality of care for older people. They are designed for health professionals providing care in Australian community settings and offer a nationally consistent approach to preventing falls based on best practice recommendations. The development of these guidelines was funded and managed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)." - Introduction