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2. What is a Caregiver? Definition A caregiver is a person who is trained to assume responsibilities for the physical and emotional needs of another who is incapable of self-care. Types: Personal Care Worker, Supportive Home Care Worker, Personal Care Aide, CBRF, MA, and etc. Duties Companionship, light housekeeping, personal hygiene/grooming, medication reminders, mail sorting, bill paying assistance, escorting and pet care assistance. 3. How do you become a Caregiver? For Personal Care Worker and SHC Worker: Must be 18 years old or older Can pass a WI Caregiver Background Check Must have 40 hours of formal training (required only by employers not WI) Must have 16 hours of supervise hands-on training by a Registered Nurse(required Nationally) Must have basic first aide and CPR training 4. What is Caregiver Stress? Emotional and physical strain of caregiving. Ita can take many forms. For instance, you may feel: Frustrated Guilty Lonely Exhausted Caregiver stress appears to affect women more than men. About 75 percent of caregivers who report feeling very strained emotionally, physically, or financially are women. 5. Prevention Taking normal breaks and scheduled vacation Eating three to four meals a day plus one snack Drinking water Exercise and stretching Watch out for each other, encourage each other and pray as much as possible 6. Caregiver Conduct Punctuality Always arrive at work early on time. Show proper ID And inform the client where you are from Checking In Call the agency upon arrival at the clients house on your first day Dress Code Wear an appropriate attire. Always wear a clean and neat SCRUB SUIT Perfume Do Not Wear a perfume while in the clients house 7. Caregiver Conduct Personal Hygiene Maintain proper personal hygiene at all times. A caregiver must have clean nails, use of deodorant if necessary, daily shower, oral care and clean clothing. Visitors No Visitors are allowed in the clients house at anytime Telephone Usage Do not use the clients phone for personal use. Use it only if necessary. Make sure to ask permission before using it. 8. Caregiver Conduct Requesting for a Reliever If you need a reliever, call or inform the agency at lease 3-4 hours in advance. Never assign anyone if they are not registered with or approved by the agency. You are never allowed to leave the client without a reliever. Change in Work Schedule You must notify the agency if there are any changes in your regular working schedule Change of Address/Telephone Number Notify the agency promptly if you had a change of address and/ or telephone number Problems at Work Call/Inform the agency if theres any kind of problem you encounter at work 9. Unit2 Ethics and Personal Rights Clients deserve and are entitled to: - The Right to Be Treated with Respect - The Right to Obtain Medical Records - The Right to Privacy of Medical Records - The Right to Make Treatment Choice - The Right to Informed Consent - The Right to Refuse Treatment - The Right to Make Decisions About End-of-Life Care 10. What are Ethics? Moral principles that govern a persons or groups behavior-Judeo-Christian ethics The moral correctness of specified conduct- the ethics of euthanasia The branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles 11. Ethical Decision- Making Six Steps to Ethical Decision Making - Step 1: Define the problem - Step 2: Identify alternatives - Step 3: Evaluate the alternatives - Step 4: Make the decision - Step 5: Implement the decision - Step 6: Evaluate the decision 12. More Ethical Decision- Making P = Policies is it consistent with my organizations policies, procedures and guidelines? L=Legal Is it acceptable under the applicable laws and regulations? U= Universal Does it conform to the universal principles/ values my organization has adopted? S= Self Does it satisfy my personal definition of right, good and fair? 13. Principal for Common Good 1) respect for persons; 2) social welfare; 3) peace and security. All three of these elements entail the provision of the health care in some way Allow individuals to achieve human and spiritual flourishing 14. Human Dignity Every humans internal worth The conceptual basis for human rights Every human being should be acknowledged as an inherently valuable member of the human community and as a unique expression of life, with an integrated bodily and spiritual nature. 15. Integrity and Religious Freedom What is integrity? - Consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expecta tions, and outcomes -the honestly and truthfulness that is a verb or accuracy of ones actions *Integrity is built/ expose through culture, spiritual and external/environmental and associations 16. Right to Religion Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion. Freedom of religion is considered by many people and nations to be a fundamental human right 17. Values and Engaging with the World Values are those things that really matter to each of usthe ideas and beliefs we hold as special. Caring for others, for example, is a value Christian Values: - worship of God: You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind - fidelity in marriage: Whom God has joined together let no man put asunder -renunciation of worldly goods: Gather not your riches up upon this earth, for there your art will be also,-renunciation of violence: If a man strike you on one cheek, turn the other cheek, - forgiveness of sins: Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Unconditional love: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you 18. Unit3 Communication and Personality Courtesy and Politeness Courtesy - Respect each other - Be flexible - Give feedback Listen and be open to the unexpected - Think a moment before you act - Give recognition for a job well done - Remember to say Thank you Acknowledge individuals say Hi - Share news and humor - Be aware of your voice level - Pay attention to the small details - Dont pass on problems you can easily resolve 19. Being there for others A hearing loss makes you harder to understand , so be patient and speak more clearly Vision loss makes it harder for the elderly person to recognze you, so dont take it personally. Some elderly people experience changes in speaking ability, and their voices become weaker, or harder to understand. Be patient when listening, and be aware of when the elderly person gets tired and wants the visit to end. Some age-related memory loss is normal as people grow older, although people experience different degrees of memory loss. Most often, short- term memory is affected, making it harder for an elderly person to remember recent events. Keep this in mind, and practice patience 20. Being Positive Avoid Frustration Avoid showing frustration in front of the client Communicating effectively works when both parties show approriate body language. Remain calm even if it means staying quiet and counting slowly to ten. Try to refrain from crossing your arms, shuffling your feet, rolling your eyes and even sighing heavily. 21. Basic Human Needs & Aging Aging Process What you will notice Physical Changes Hearing Skin tears easily and Is dyer Vision Speech is slowed or Slurred Arthritis(bone loss) Unable to ambulate Bowel and Bladder control Loss of mobility Loss of teeth Loss of lung capacity 22. Aging Process Cognitive changes Memory Emotional Problems Hypochondria Loss of decision- making ability Confusion Loss of good judgment Reactions are slowed Personality Movement slowed 23. Aging Process Unable to : Cook Clean Bathe Drive Swallow Walk Take their own medication 24. Daily Living Activities Some of the ways that you can assist a client with their ADLs include the following: Bathing or Showering Toileting Eating WALKING Shaving Cleaning teeth Dressing Assisting with medications 25. Enjoyable Activities A plan of activity, based on the clients cognitive physical and functional abilities can be a positive experience for the client. Making decorations for the holidays. Playing cards Board games such as chess or checkers Sponge ball throw and catch Arm chair exercise Animal visit day (bring a pet to visit the facility) Outdoor /indoor garden pots (plant flowers) Walk (based on mobility) Chores(let the resident help with small chores) Have a Reminisce Daywhere the resident listens to old records or music Go to an arts and crafts store to keep your supply of crafts and ideas fresh 26. Medications Types of Meds Prescription medications, over the counter ( OTC) medications All medications, whether prescription or OTC, are capable of treating certain conditions, have side effects, and can be dangerous to some people. Many OTC medications can change the way some prescription drugs work. Some medications can even cause life threating side effects when giving together. Treat all medications with respect.