Caring for Dependent Older Persons
Caring for Dependent Older Persons details the knowledge that a caregiver should have when caring for an older person who is dependent on his/her care.The main part of this book is a step-by-step guide on all the necessary skills needed when helping an older person with his/her Activities of Daily Living, monitoring of the person's health and the overall care of the older person. This book provides holistic knowledge by explaining how age and disease affect an older person.It also covers the potential stress that a caregiver may endure while taking care of an older person. It is a valuable reference guide for a caregiver during the journey of caregiving. This book is the first of its kind to provide caregivers with comprehensive information on taking care of a dependent older person, especially in the Singapore context. The step-by-step explanation can be a reference guide for caregivers before or after their caregiver training.The financial help section gathers information on all the schemes available in Singapore that can help with the care of a dependent older person. A comprehensive list of financial help available in Singapore is also detailed in this section.This book is co-written by Dr. Tan who has many years of experience running a medical homecare service. He has shared the pertinent information that a caregiver should be equipped with.Contents:Introduction:Aging Population TrendActivities of Daily Living (ADLs)Training Modules for the Caregiver of a Dependent Older Person:Basic Care of a Dependent Older PersonHealth Index Monitoring at HomeFood, Medication and Supplement AdministrationEquipment ManagementHome Environment Assessment, Rehabilitation and Infection ControlBasic Wound Management and DressingRecognition of Emergent ConditionsEffects of Aging and Common Diseases:Effects of AgingCommon Diseases Envountered by CaregiversCaregiver Stress Management:How to Identify Caregiver Stress?Different Caregiver Stress in Different Clinical SituationsFinancial Support and Useful Information for Eldercare:Financial SubsidiesLasting Power of Attorney (LPA)Appointment of a Deputy for an Older Person Lacking Mental CapacityUseful Information for EldercareCurrent and Future Technologies Supporting Eldercare:Types and Uses of TechnologiesExamples of Current New Technologies and Future TechnologiesReadership: Caregivers, Caregiver training organisations.
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