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From the monthly archives: March, 2015

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Tips For Caring For The Elderly | Realcareworld

Caring for the elderly is one of the most worthwhile jobs that a carer can have.Usually, carers can care for the elderly in a hospital,supported living, and live in care setting.  However, there are those who care for elderly clients through live in- care setting. Yet, the opportunity to have contact with such patients is the very reason many carers get into the profession.  However, there are a few things that carers who care for the elderly should know and consider in order to administer the best care possible. Tips For Caring For The Elderly Ø  It is vital to know the current medications of all patients, but this information is very vital when caring for the elderly Ø  You want to know this information in order to make sure that they are not given any new medicines that should not be taken with their present medications Ø  Knowing their medications also give you an indication of the types of&nbs ...

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Introduction to Palliative Care - Realcareworld

Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative care Provides relief from pain, shortness of breathes, nausea, and other distressing symptoms Affirm life and regards dying as a normal process Intend to hasten or pros pone death Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of the patient care Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible offer a support system to help the family cope Uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families will enhance quality of life Palliative care at any stage focuses  on the comfort  of the person who has life-lim ...

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Diabetes Diet | Food Tips | Realcareworld

People who have developed diabetes wanted to learn the right way of making diabetic diet planning, to help them manage their condition. If you're a diabetic, make sure that you adopt a special diet that is suited to your condition to prevent the complications of the disease.  People with diabetes can eat the same foods the family enjoys. Everyone benefits from healthy eating so the whole family can take part in healthy eating. It takes some planning but you can fit your favorite foods into your meal plan and still manage your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, Below we had made a "1-day' sample of a diabetic menu plan that have 1, 600 calories and only contain 225 grams of carbohydrates. While following these diets, always remember to re-hydrate yourself regularly, and drink at least 16-ounce of water after each meal to maintain the hydration of your body.  Diabetes Diet Tips Here is a sample menu idea about the "ideal" way of making your ...

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Importance of Mental Health Services

Mental health is a term used in reference to an individual's emotional and psychological well-being. The mental health services have many benefits for the patient. They offer the specialized and skilled service which can give the better remedy results.  The mental health services would give the best health facilities that would boost the health of the particular patient reliving him of most of the mental problems in due course. Mental Health illness is one of the most difficult situations to deal with. It become seven tougher when the mental strength of a person is lost and is regarded as to be extremely serious in situation. It is incredibly necessary to get the suitable mental health services in order to give the particular patient with the best treatment possible to check out and give him back to normal.  The mental sickness can be caused because of a lot of possible reasons like the shock throughout an incident or an event, emotional disturbance,hormonal c ...

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How to care for elderly bedridden patients - Realcareworld

Home care can encompass many different services. Such services range from helping with cleaning, cooking, and shopping, to caring for patients with feeding tubes,oxygen machines, and catheters.  Bedridden elderly, whether they are in that state temporarily or for the long term, can really benefit from the kind of help a home caregiver can provide. "Aging in place" is becoming a popular alternative to elderly people having to relocate to a nursing homes, especially if they are confined to their beds. Home care providers can help the patient manage their needs in their own setting, where they are familiar with their surroundings and comfortable in their home environments.  Many families are looking to home care to ensure elderly loved ones are well cared for during those times when they are particularly fragile. Being bedridden is hard enough without having to spend all that time in a hospital. Having an opportunity to heal at home, in contrast, is much more comfortab ...

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Dementia Friendly Environment - Realcareworld

As the number of people are diagnosed with dementia increases, it is essential that people receive continued supported to live independently in the comfort of their own homes.  In future years, care homes places are likely to be inadequate in coping with the ageing populations so we will need to find alternatives. Whether you work for a home care service or support a member of your family, it is important to understand the impact the environment can have on a person's well being as it can often help you to understand a person's behavior and you can make changes to compensate. When a person has dementia, they additional problems relating to memory loss and confusion. There are emotional changes too, such as agitation and depression.  Although there is no cure for old age or dementia, there are changes that we can make to improve homes and provide safe and comfortable surrounding that will support independent living and quality of life. There are some changes that could be made whe ...

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Guidance for the care of elderly people | Elderly Care

Nursing elderly people is a specialism that requires highly skilled nurses who can deal with the complexity of health and social needs that older people can present you with.As the older population increases so too does the need for greater understanding of the specific needs for the elderly people. Ensuring quality of life and well-being during old age is vital and includes addressing issues around ill health and frailty. There is no doubt that providing the fundamentals of care in a skilled and caring way can make a huge difference to the outcomes and quality of life for elderly people in your care. The essence of nursing care for the older people is about getting to know and value people as individuals through effective assessment,finding out how they want to be cared for from their perspective, and providing care which ensure that respect, dignity and fairness are maintained. Guidance for the care of elderly people The aim of this guidance is to encourage nurses to develop a positi ...

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Dementia- Recognising Symptoms of Dementia | Realcareworld

People with dementia should be supported to live fulfilled and positive lives and to reach their potential wherever they choose to live or during their journey through the health and social care system. The need for excellence in care for people with dementia should be paramount for all practitioners. The changes experienced by people with dementia when entering a new environment, or the impact of ill health or a traumatic life event, can often manifest themselves in changes in behaviours or distress.  Understanding the and recognising the consequences of dementia are crucial to how we treat people and manage the disease. What is dementia? Dementia describes a clinical syndrome in which the brain fails to function, it used to be called brain failure in the same way as people talk about heart failure, liver failure or kidney failure. Symptoms can vary from person to person. some of these ...

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Coping With Stress | Managing Stress | Realcareworld

Stress is an individual experience and may be caused by one or more of many different factors however a common consensus is that on-going stress can lead to health problems, affecting your well-being which also impacts on those around you.  The table below consists of common symptoms of stress, both physical and emotional.  Physical Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Headaches       Tearfulness Tiredness Anxiety Aches and Pains Panic Changes in weight Anger ...

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Hospital Discharge Care | Realcareworld

This day because of the causes among Medicare patients 15 % - 20 % will experience re- admission to hospital within 30 day of discharge.  Various studies has shown that up to 27 % of the re-admission are avoidable, especially elderly patients and those who suffer multiple diseases are vulnerable in the time of discharge when the transiting of care from facility are not managed properly. Whether in communication or lack of appropriate follow up . To make sure the patient get proper care even after discharge is by placing a transiting care co-coordinator before the transition from hospital to home.   The transiting nurses and carer will see the patient as early as possible hopefully 24 hours before discharge, to begin to develop a relationship with the patient.  To provide support to the patient following a hospital discharge. The transiting carer and nurse will start liaising with the hospital discharge team, the family or health workers to access  ...

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