By Dorothy Carlson DEd RN, Ellen Pfadt PhD(c) RN
A scientific trainer sequence publication! this useful reference transitions from type to scientific to perform to supply the details nurses have to deal with older adults in any perform surroundings. they will have entry to the entire symptoms, signs, and collaborative administration of universal stipulations skilled by means of older adults as good as group assets. A spiral binding and ten thumb tabs make it effortless to speedy locate the data they wish.
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To avoid ﬁres, the use of a microwave oven is preferred to the use of a stove. Bedroom Beds should be stationary and at a height, neither too high or two low, that benefits the elderly individual. At times, a hospital bed is the best choice. Because lighting is important, nightlights are mandatory for safety. There should be a clear pathway from the bed to the bathroom. A nightstand can provide an area for necessary items. Fire Safety Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are recommended in all levels of the home and should be routinely tested for functionality.
Most of the time, the abuser of the elderly individual is a relative. Most commonly, the abuser is a spouse or an adult child of the older person, but other caregivers can also be responsible. Risk factors for abuse and neglect include • Dependency in old age • Physical frailties • Psychopathology of abuser • Familial violence • Caregiver stress • Isolation without family or community support Clinical Manifestation of Mistreatment The nurse needs to be able to detect abuse or neglect during assessment.
A ﬁre escape plan should be developed and reviewed periodically with the elderly individual. The use of a deadbolt lock requiring a key to exit from the inside should be avoided. Discouraging cigarette or cigar smoking to avoid a ﬁre risk is also recommended. Motor Vehicle Safety Driving is a way for elderly individuals to maintain independence. However, age-related changes can place the older individual at a higher risk 24 Health Promotion and Safety for motor vehicle accidents. Such changes include slower reaction time, declining visual and hearing capabilities, and decreased ability to process information.