INDEX - CAREGIVING

CAREGIVING: REWARDS AND BURDENS
BREATHING EXERCISES
         BELLY BREATH
         CHINESE BREATH EXERCISES
         COMPLETE BREATH
         HUMMING BREATH
CAREGIVERS: REWARDS AND STRESSORS
CAREGIVERS - LONG DISTANCE
CAREGIVERS - IN THE HOME
         A Stressful Experience
         Advance Planning
         Care Management
         Caregiving Continuum
         Common Goals
         Determining Needed Services
         Emotional and Financial Concerns
         Issues and Questions
         Locating Appropriate Care Services
         Most Stressful Aspects of Caregiving
         Placement and Follow-up
         Recommended Reading
         Reducing Stress
         References
         Resources
         Rewards of Caregiving
         Risk Factors of Caregiving
         Signs of Stress
MANAGING STRESS
         Stress is an Essential Part
RELAXATION
         PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION
         SUMMARY
         VISUALIZATION
STRESS MANAGEMENT EXERCISES
         Daily Review
         Building Awareness
         Body Awareness


CAREGIVING MYTHS


CAREGIVING RESOURCES: SUPPORT EDUCATION AND SERVICES
BACKGROUND
         Strategies Already in Place
BARRIERS
LICENSURE AND GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION
MAKING COMMUNITY CONTACTS
         Common Services
         Communicating with Professionals
         Important Information
         Interventions for Getting Help
         References
         Resources
RECOMMENDATIONS
SERVICES FOR CAREGIVERS
         Challenges for Service Providers
         Concerns of Service Providers
         Essential Actions of Service Providers
         Opportunities for Creative Programming
         Recommended Reading
         References
         Resources
TRENDS


ELDER MISTREATMENT
ABUSE AND NEGLECT COEXISTING
ACTIVE SOURCES OF ABUSE/NEGLECT
         Crimes Against Elderly
         Financial Exploitation of Elderly
CAUSES OF ELDER MISTREATMENT
         Learned Behavior
         Most Common Victims
         Moving Through Generations
DEFINING THE PROBLEM
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN. . .
         ELDER NEGLECT
         ELDER SELF-NEGLECT
         Definition
         Basic Distinction of
         Psychiatric Symptoms of Elder Abuse
GETTING INFORMATION
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
              Studies of the 1970s
IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE INFORMATION
         ASKING QUESTIONS
         GETTING HELP
              Assessing Incompetency: Guardianship/Conservatorship
              Consider Staff Attitudes
              Explain Services
              Involving Appropriate Systems
              Involving Family and/or Informal Networks
              Involving Public & Court Contacts
              Starting Point: Client Assessment
              Tapping Personal Resource Network
         Reasons For Cover-up By Victims
READINGS/ REFERENCES/RESOURCES/ CREDITS


ETHICAL DECISIONS: PLANNING VERSUS CRISIS
CAREGIVING CATEGORIES
         Advance Financial, Legal, and Residential Plans
         Anticipatory
         Instrumental
         Preventative
         Protective
         Supervisory
ETHICS - IN GENERAL
         ETHICS AND THE LAW
         ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
              Autonomy and Self-determination
              Beneficence
              Justice
              Paternalism
         Many Decisions of Caregiving
         RESOURCES
MAJOR ETHICAL ISSUES OR DECISIONS
         Early Issues
         FINANCES
         TRUSTS
         RESOURCES
MEDICAL DECISIONS
         Logical Support
         Tools for Health Care Decisions
              Advance Directives and Living Wills
         RESOURCES


FAMILY ISSUES AND RELATIONSHIPS
CONFLICTS AND STRESSES OF FAMILY CAREGIVING
         Caregiving demands vs. family perceptions and expectations
         Financial stress of caregiving
         Principle of substitution
FAMILY CAREGIVING: FACTORS AND QUESTIONS
REFERENCES, READINGS/RECOMMENDATIONS
TRENDS & DIVERSITY OF FAMILY CAREGIVING
TRYING NEW COMMUNICATION SKILLS
         Effective Communicating During a Disagreement
         Reverting back to old behavior
         SPECIAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION
              Communicating with a Depressed Person
              Communicating with Persons with Vision Loss
               Unique Challenges of Communicating with Angry Persons
         Stages of trying
         When someone comes to us about a problem
UNDERSTANDING THE MESSAGE
         Clarifying messages
         Sending confusing messages
         Understanding as important to communication


GLOSSARY OF TERMS


MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING
A POPULATION UNDERSERVED
CHALLENGES
DEPRESSION VERSUS OTHER CONDITIONS
         Wolfelt Table
MINDS AND BODIES
NORMAL VERSUS ABNORMAL "BLUES"
         Potential Symptoms
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
TREATMENT ISSUES


MISSION HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
MISSION
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND


PERSONAL CARE
BED BATH
LIFT FROM THE FLOOR
TRANSFER & LIFTING RULES
TRANSFERRING
        ACTIVE TRANSFERS
        CARRYING
        LIFTING
        LIFTING & MOVING (From bed to Wheel Chair)
        LOWERING
        THE ONE PATIENT TRANSFER
        THE TWO-PERSON TRANSFER
        TRANSFERRING
        WHEEL CHAIRS
TUB BATH OR SHOWER - Self
         GIVING & ASSISTING WITH A BATH OR SHOWER


SPECIAL POPULATIONS
BLACK ELDERLY
         Developing a Caregiving Relationship
         Health Complications
         References
         Recommended Reading
         Resources
         Risk Factors
HISPANIC ELDERLY
         Current Status
         Financial Constraints
         Health Care Services
         Physical and Mental Health
         References
         Resources
HIV/AIDS AND THE ELDERLY
         Background
         Concern for the Family
         HIV-Positive Older Adults
         Housing Issues
         Indirect Impact of HIV
         Prevention
         Recommended Reading
         References
         Resources
         Risk Factors
         Signs and Symptoms
MR/DD ELDERLY
         Resources
NATIVE AMERICAN ELDERLY
         Reaching Native American Elderly
         Recommended Reading
         References
         Resources
         Risk Factors
         Values and Characteristics
RURAL ELDERLY
         Challenges of Rural Service Delivery
         Characteristics of Rural Elderly
         Key Factors in Developing Rural Programs
         Recommended Reading
         References
         Resources
         Support Systems


TOP HEALTH CONCERNS
ARTHRITIC CONDITIONS
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
         CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (CAD)
              Diagnosis
              References
              Resources
              Risk Control
              Risks
              Symptoms
              Treatment
         HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)
              Caregiving Implications
              Resources
              Risk Control
              Risks
              Symptoms
         STROKE
              Resources
              Risk Control
              Symptoms
DEMENTIA - ALZHEIMER'S
         Caregiving Implications
         Resources
         Symptoms
DIABETES
LUNG PROBLEMS
OSTEOPOROSIS


TRENDS: EMERGING ISSUES
ASSISTED SUICIDE
         Current Laws
         References
          Supreme Court and . . .
ELDER LAW
         Establishing Models of Professional Conduct in . . .
         Resources
         Seeking Expertise of . . .
ETHICS IN RESEARCH
         ISSUES
GENETIC TESTING
         Concerns
         Impacts
         References
MANAGED CARE
         Defining Managed Care
         Problems Identified
         Questions - Indicators of Quality
PATIENT PHOTOGRAPHY
         Questions to be Asked


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