Care recipient (cr) needs help managing and maintaining his her health care needs

Try: Encourage cr to get regular physical exams remember that you are valuable in helping cr talk to his her doctors and other medical personnel for example you can follow through with cr’s medical treatment at home help cr to understand his her medical treatment and encourage cr to be involved in making decisions for example you may want to read up on cr’s condition s online or at the library so you have a better understanding of the treatment process recognize and respect cr’s need to choose we all need control of our lives and this is especially true for a person who needs the help of others

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, 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: caregiver’s handbook by the caregiver education and support services seniors counseling and training case management services of the san diego county mental health services no date available at www acsu buffalo edu

Keywords: Medical management doctor visits medication management independence health care well being decision making

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

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