Care recipient (cr) has limited functional abilities at home

Try: Use palliative and eventually hospice approach to care involve cr in care as able stimulate remaining body memory for example place cup in cr’s hand as cue to drink encourage cr to hold spoon while being fed and hold wash cloth while being bathed etc implement toileting changing routine while monitoring closely for skin breakdown cr may not be able to communicate discomfort pain if this is occurring

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Immobile, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: planning guide for dementia care at home a reference tool for care managers by the alzheimer’s association, south central wisconsin chapter the wisconsin alzheimer’s institute and the wisconsin bureau of aging and long term care resources division of disability and elder services department of health and family services 2004 available at www dhs wisconsin gov

Keywords: Home care toileting bathing can’t communicate

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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