As a caregiver in a home health agency, one of your essential roles is to provide encouragement and independence to the clients under your care. Regardless of your clients' physical condition, you must make sure to keep them as independent with their activities of daily living and help clients participate as much as possible. This course corresponds to the Federal regulations G226 & L543.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Process of Aging
A. Threat of Illness
B. What Are Activities of Daily Living?
C. Ensuring Residents Receive Maximum Benefit from ADLs
D. Building a Trusting Relationship
E. Review F. Summary
Section 3: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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