1st Edition

What Do I Do? How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune With Your Nursing Home Elder, Revised and Illustrated Edition

By Katherine Karr, Jess Karr Copyright 1985
    142 Pages
    by Routledge

    142 Pages
    by Routledge

    Help families of institutionalized elders with this compassionate and practical manual.

    Contents Introduction
    • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Physical Level
    • Checkpoint: Clothing Needs and Clothing Care
    • Checkpoint: Skin Care
    • Checkpoint: Other Physical Considerations
    • Checkpoint: Teeth and Denture Care
    • Checkpoint: Eye Care
    • Checkpoint: Ear Care
    • Checkpoint: Hair Grooming and Cosmetology Needs
    • Checkpoint: Nails-Manicuring and Pedicuring
    • Checkpoint: Bedsores
    • Checkpoint: Monitoring Medications
    • Checkpoint: Dietary Awareness
    • Checkpoint: Special Feeding Considerations
    • Checkpoint: Restorative Therapy
    • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Emotional Level
    • Checkpoint: Understanding Feelings and Developing Empathy Skills
    • Checkpoint: Using Touch to Communicate Care
    • Checkpoint: Overcoming Discounting Behaviors
    • Checkpoint: Patronizing Behaviors
    • Checkpoint: The Role of Music in Caring
    • Checkpoint: Special Seasonal Considerations
    • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Mental Level
    • Checkpoint: Differentiating Between “Diversionary
    • Activities” and Those Which Encourage Wholistic
    • Creative Growth
    • Checkpoint: Personalizing Activities
    • Checkpoint: Reality Orientation
    • Checkpoint: Remotivational Therapy
    • Checkpoint: Resident Councils
    • Checkpoint: Family & Friends Councils
    • How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune at the Spiritual Level
    • Checkpoint: Special Times for Spiritual Life
    • Checkpoint: Visits From Church Members, Ministers.
    • Priests?
    • Checkpoint: Preparing for Death
    • Reference Notes Included


    Katherine Karr