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    The article used for the purpose of this assignment is “Building Relationships in Residential Long-Term Care.” The authors responsible for this work are Gaugler, Joseph E, and Ewen, Heidi H. The article was published in September 2005. It was found in the Journal of Gerontological of Nursing. This article was chosen in response to the question I imposed in the previous assignment.What is the effectiveness of family visits with loved ones in a residential long-term care? Hypothesis/Problem The focus of the article is to find patterns and determinants of staff members’ attitudes toward family members in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and family care homes. In previous literature, a lot of efforts have been made to describe several…

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    Assisted Living Facilities

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    Assisted Living Facilities: One of the hardest choices a family will ever make is to decide whether or not to put an elder of the household into a care facility, seemingly sending them away as most people see it. Though in reality the accommodations are unlike any of the myths, all of the horror stories, every one of the misconceptions that are out there about assisted living are not as they seem. In reality “assisted living [is] a long-term care option that combines housing, support services…

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    Long Term Care Conchita Ruiz-Alvarez Capella University \ Abstract The need for the extended care has become a reality through the longevity revolution. Millions of people are living longer and longer, reaching an advanced age where infirmities rob them of independence. Health care system isn't designed to cope with long-term care issues. For an elderly widow who is whose hands are so gnarled by arthritis, she cannot dress or turn the knob on her kitchen stove. She is keenly alert, but she may…

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    Long-Term Care: Factors Affecting Quality and Continuity of Care Long-term care nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers that one can have. The number one priority of healthcare workers is to make sure they provide the best care possible to the residents for which they are responsible. While nursing has come a long way over the years, there are still many obstacles to overcome before healthcare workers can provide the highest level of care within their capabilities. In…

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    matter where you go, you hear horror stories about how horrible nursing homes are. I went into clinicals thinking that I was going to be horrible, and that I was going to witness something horrific. But I didn’t. My first day was easy. The CNA that I was assigned to for the day didn’t have very many patients that required a lot of hands on care. I changed a few bed pans, learned how to chart, and I sat and listened to many of the resident’s life stories. I learned so much that it was hard to…

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    communication, conflict resolution, interviewing, and documentation. In gaining these skills, there will be less miscommunication . Just like the many skills that should be gained there are many roles that need to taken such as informational, case manager, coordination, enabler, intervention, and advocacy role. There may be a multidisciplinary form that may include the administrator, a nurse, a physician, social worker, activity director, and others as necessary (Singh, 2016). When you make…

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    When family members bring their loved one to live in a nursing home, they might be thinking things like, they’re going here to die, or I hope they don’t hate me for this. On the other hand, the resident may be thinking, Great, they’re leaving me here to die in this place. While that may be true, in most cases they will quickly learn that it is just the opposite. As a nursing staff member, I hear nursing homes commonly referred to as an end of life care facility. However, I believe it is more…

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    particular experience, memory, or era without that being its intended purpose. The documentary, Alive Inside, provided a look into how the brain’s reaction to music for nursing home residents with dementia provided an alternative therapy by allowing them to temporarily regain the memories and movement of their younger years. At the suggestion of Dan Cohen, social worker, nursing home volunteer and non-profit organizer of Music & Memory, the film’s director followed him for a day and what he…

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    Challenging behaviour. Non compliance, Aggression and Violence - due to disorientation, confusion or fear. Mrs X who has dementia related challenging behaviours can become frustrated and non compliant which can often lead to aggressive and violent outbursts. Mrs X lives in a residential care home where she wanders around the building on a daily basis re-enacting her working life as a hotelier, drawing curtains and blinds, moving tables and chairs etc. These behaviours can pose a risk to Mrs X,…

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    Unit 3 - P4, M3, D2

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    P4 - explain possible priorities and responses when dealing with two particular incidents or emergencies in a health or social care setting. M3 - discuss health, safety or security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in a health or social care setting. D2 - justify responses to a particular incident or emergency in a health or social care setting. Understand priorities and responses in dealing with incidents and emergencies - This assignment will look at incidents…

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