Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness.Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is of great value to geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients
An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers helpful information and advice on practical issues that are often overlooked in training, including: ·Assessing older clients for appropriate treatments·Communicating effectively with older clients, relatives and care staff·Adapting treatments for older clients with particular health conditions, including dementia·Working around beds, wheelchairs, walking frames and medical equipment·Hygiene, safety and ethical considerations·Guidance on using specific complementary therapies and techniques with older clients, including reflexology, aromatherapy and massage·Common pitfalls and difficulties practitioners may encounter, offering encouragement and down-to-earth advice for tackling them. With useful case examples and explanatory photographs throughout, this is an essential handbook for practitioners who have recently started working, or who are training to work with, older people in care, including in care homes, hospitals and in palliative care.
This book introduces readers to the options available in care settings, programs, and services. The second half of the book relates aspects of management?including leadership, human resources, marketing, regulatory and legal issues, and financing?to long-term care. The authors emphasize the need for flexibility in the long-term care system, recognizing that consumers may need different combinations of services and settings as they age. The importance of technology in care provision is also highlighted. Topics include: Residential, home, and community-based care services Cultural diversity and the delivery of services Chronic illness, with a focus on Alzheimer's and related dementias Hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care Consumer education and technology as self-help tools The design of long-term care facilities Management issues?human resources, marketing, legal, and ethical issues Long-term care financing sources Regulation of long-term care providers.
Fast-track medical settings call for ?at-your-fingertips? information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings. Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Pocket NP is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations.
This is a timely and vital resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses responsible for coordinating care and advocacy for their patients as health care shifts from hospital-based to community-based care. Comprehensive and organized for quick access to information, this clinical guide encompasses the broad network of community health resources available and describes how to access them on behalf of geriatric patients and clients.