Aaron Wichmann Final Proposal Program Planning 0466 / Professor Kuldulka MSU, Mankato 05-02-09 Summary “Stand Up For Seniors” is a non-profit organization that is designed to help senior residents in the Zumbrota area in a variety of daily living tasks. Since the inception of the program the scope has expanded to take on more and more services. One of the most requested services is that of sound financial management. “Cents makes Sense” is a program that will provide these services to our community. The need exists in our community to provide professional, sound advice to our expanding senior population.
This means that many people with dementia and their carers face a poorer quality of life than the general population. Alzheimer's Society exists to champion the rights of everyone with dementia and those who care for them. People with dementia and those who care for them should be treated with dignity and respect, and should have access to high quality care, that is based on an assessment of personal needs and preferences, rather than prejudiced assumptions about dementia.
If these individuals do not know what is required, fail to see its importance, or face barriers to engagement in self-care, they will not participate effectively. For this reason, comprehensive education and counseling are the foundation for all HF management. . The goals of education and counseling are to help patients, their families, and caregivers acquire the knowledge, skills, strategies, problem solving abilities, and motivation necessary for adherence to the treatment plan and effective participation in self-care. The inclusion of family members and other caregivers is especially important, because HF patients often suffer from cognitive impairment, functional disabilities, multiple comorbidities and other conditions that limit their ability to fully comprehend, appreciate, or enact what they learn (HFSA,
Person centred care is about caring for the person, rather than the illness. By the time a person with dementia needs care, they've been stripped of a lot of their dignity, are surrounded by strangers, and are very confused by the world around them, which can lead to problem behaviour. Person-centred caring is about maintaining the person’s dignity Person centred approach: Enabling choice Enabling social relationships Valuing the individual Providing the opportunity for stimulation Empowerment Inclusion Looking at the person as a unified whole Non person centred approach: Dictating form of care to be used Not recognising the individual’s uniqueness and needs Exclusion Lack of choice Not allowing participation in decision making Not allowing the individual to exercise their rights Responding to behaviour rather than looking at the unified whole Not empowering the individual Compared in terms of: Benefits to the individual with dementia Benefits to care workers Effects on individuals with dementia and carers Describe a range of different techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia? Techniques: Completing a health profile Carrying out a cognitive ability profile Completing a life story profile Capacity for doing profile Carrying out a life at the moment profile Completing a personality Describe how myths and stereotypes related to dementia may affect the individual and their carers? Myths and stereotypes: Those with dementia are unfortunate victims May be viewed as needing pity May be considered as the means of containing the individual/condition May feel inadequate to deal with the condition May feel they have a ‘burden of care’ May consider they have been discriminated against Effects: May feel stigmatised May feel discriminated
Caregivers have to devote a majority of their time to help the patient. It is important for the caregiver to take care of themselves as well. If they do not take proper care of themselves, eventually they will be worn out and unable to help the Alzheimer’s patient anymore. Thus being said, it is easy to say that the care given to the person taking care of the patient is just as important as the care given to the
In many instances both partners want to be able to manage by themselves, even when they are elderly or frail, but caring for someone is a huge emotional and physical burden. If you are caring for someone at home, sharing some of that burden and having a proper break from it enables you to carry on without crisis. Your partner may not fully realise how you feel unless you tell him, so this could be the important first step towards another change in your lives
The lifestyle or livelihood of the surviving spouse is turned upside down as their spouse was such an important part of their lives and the loss can be very overwhelming as well as frightening. Having a support system will be very important as the surviving spouse will need to help with the feelings of abandonment or loneliness. How do you think that grief in the 21st century might differ from that in the 20th century? Grief in the 21st century may differ a little as it has been more studies conducted on grief in various aspects which helps train others how to become better providers for someone experiencing grief. Grief or the grieving process will not change however the approach to helping others going through it may.
Building this mutual respect between clinicians and our economic partners is essential for not only the survival of the facility itself but also in maintaining the same quality consumers expect while being able to overcome the shortcomings we may face as healthcare continues to change. We not only need to use our creativity in getting the job done well, but also need to share the accountability for our operating environments. These challenges should not be a clinical or monetary situation singularly, because as evidenced by both Studer and Brennan et al, without the cooperation being multidisciplinary, it becomes a work harder not smarter mentality that just sets us all up for failure. Healthcare is not going to improve on its own, so we need to be comfortable with each other’s roles being complimentary in order to carry us through the foreseeable future to give the best care we can to patients. References Brennan, T., Hinson, N., & Taylor, M.. (2008, January).
Pure emotions that cannot be seen or expressed in many ways such as empathy can all of a sudden be exposed with the correct use of rhetoric. The importance of such feelings being made apparent can be understood when examining the way doctors speak to families in moments of fear, confusion and sadness regarding a sick family member. With proper rhetoric doctors can transform a traumatic experience into a seemingly manageable situation. Doctors may not always be able to cure or fix the problem but they can ameliorate some of the fear for both the patient and family, simply by being able to verbalize their empathy and unyielding support. Without such skills doctors cannot succeed in making their patients comfortable and more importantly trust them with their
It was particularly overwhelming to work with such patients as the author at times felt emotional. But on reflection, the author feels that our personal life experiences must be kept outside the work environment and such feelings should not be mixed as this may affect the care. Hence, the author has made up his mind to assess pain in a better way and also to use non pharmacological