New textbook based on the revised FETAC module descriptor (5N2706) introducing the knowledge, skill and competence required to meet the needs of the older person in a variety of care settings. * Presents a range of age-related issues such as healthy ageing, demographic trends, normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing. * Examines the social impact of and various attitudes to ageing. * Role of the health care assistant in providing care and promoting positive attitudes to ageing is highlighted. * Explores the physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs of the older person. * Discusses issues relating to mental illness and dementia. * Identifies appropriate care practices to meet the needs of the dying older person and the older person with sensory or cognitive impairment or physical disabilities. * Facilitate aspects of care of the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, dignity, respect, choice and self-esteem. * Presents guidelines on how to communicate effectively and respectfully with the relatives of the older person.
Written For: Students taking the Care of the Older Person (5N2706) component as part of the following major awards: Community Care (5M2786) Health Service Skills (5M3782) Healthcare Support (5M4339) Nursing Studies (5M4349) Community Health Services Level 5 (5M4467 and 5M4468)
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Date of Publication: 15/03/2013