Importance Of Taking Care Of Senior Citizens

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Taking care of the senior citizens is a good way to helping people. Before the 19th century there were houses called Almshouses, they were used for people who had trouble finding jobs or were unable to care for themselves, and for physically incapacitated, orphans, mentally ill, and insane people. In 1935 the government got involved and the Social Security Act became the law of the land. In 1954 the Hill-Burton Act provided grants for nursing homes to be built in related to hospitals.The Rincon Del Rio nursing home gives information and history of nursing homes; ”No matter what the future holds, residents of Rincon del Rio can set these worries aside and enjoy an active, happy lifestyle. We’ve got you covered”. I’m going to go to the nursing …show more content…
The patient either would want to be transferred to their wheelchair or to their shower. Bed sores can occur when they stay in bed all the time. That’s why it’s very important to always move the patient around so they could prevent sores. When changing their briefs you could put an ointment that can also prevent the sores and rashes. Others such as wide and heavy patients might be transferred by a hoyer which is a machine that does all the work, and carries the patient out of the bed to wherever you’re planning on moving them. It’s always best to transfer a patient as Minor says, “ Always stabilize W/C, carts, beds by securing wheel locks or bracing them against a wall Use proper body mechanics to reduce the possibility of injury” (Minor …show more content…
These recourses give you a little bit information about becoming a CNA. You may have to take some tests to be certified for a nursing assistant and go ahead and apply for a job, because nursing homes are always in need of help with more people that are willing to help care for the senior citizens. Being a CNA you’ll have to be able to, “Working closely with patients, you are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. CNAs give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to

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