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the study of aging and older adults
Gerontology
a nursing specialty which revolves around the care of older adults; involves advocating for the health of older persons at all levels of prevention
Gerontological Nursing
medical care of the elderly
Geriatrics
AKA Extended care; care provided to clients who require rehabilitation or custodial care
Long term care
Multilevel campuses that include independent living quarters, assisted living facilities, skill nursing facilities, and extended care facilities.
Extended Care Facility
for elders who require a higher level of nursing care because the acuity level of the client requires a greater nurse-to-client ratio
Skilled Nursing Facility
A philosophy of nursing, guiding care for clients where they live, work, and play.
Community-based nursing
Community-based nursing provides acute AND chronic car of individuals AND families.
T/F
TRUE
Client self-care is NOT an essential component of community-based nursing.
T/F
FALSE
Nursing homes ARE considered community-based settings.
T/F
TRUE
NURSING ROLES IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING:
Establishes plans of care & coordinates needed resources & services
Case Manager
NURSING ROLES IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING:
Works in a combined effort with related health care disciplines
Collaborator
NURSING ROLES IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING:
teaches individuals, families & groups to gain knowledge & skills for self-care
Educator
NURSING ROLES IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING:
Assists clients in identifying health problems & making choices
Counselor
NURSING ROLES IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING:
Supports the client & acts on the client's behalf
Client Advocate
NURSING ROLES IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING:
Seeks to implement new approaches; empowers clients; becomes instrumental in creating change
Change Agent
A program that trains individuals to respond to the needs and problems of nursing home residents; designed to improve overall care.
Louisiana Ombudsman's Program
Common problems of older adults:
AIVO
Arthritis
Incontinence
Vision & hearing
Osteoporosis
Leading causes of death in older adults: CCH
Cancer
CVA - cerebrovascular accident/stroke
Heart disease
Refers to adjustments to certain physical, psycho-social changes that occur as individuals live and grow.
Developmental Tasks (DTs)