Older Clients

Topics: Geriatrics, Gerontology, Old age Pages: 30 (8021 words) Published: April 24, 2013
Patricia Moore



Older Clients

Assessment 2 Aged Care

2 P/T November group L

26 April 2013

HLTEN515B Assessment 2 – Short Answer Questions
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Instructions: Please answer the following questions in a new Word doc and upload to my.TAFE on completion. There is no word limit on each question, however please ensure you answer the question thoroughly and reference where you sourced your information from. You may be asked to resubmit specific questions if you do not answer them in enough detail. Please ensure you refer to the APA Referencing Guide located in your Study Utilities on my.TAFE. Each answer must contain APA style in-text referencing. Your assessment should also contain a correctly formatted reference list. All the information needed to answer these questions can be sourced from your my.TAFE reading topics plus the following resources (i.e. you are NOT required to utilise any other resources)

1. Crisp, J. & Taylor, C. (Eds.). (2009). Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing. (3rd ed.). Sydney. NSW: Elsevier (Crisp & Taylor, 2009)

2. Joanna Briggs Institute (2011): http://connect.jbiconnectplus.org/ USERNAME: gctafe PASSWORD: jbi4139
(Joanna Briggs Institute, 2011)

3. The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, (2011):
(The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 2011)

4. . Australian Government [Department of Health & Ageing],(2011) http://www.health.gov.au/

1. Understanding the aged care environment:

a) What is the difference between a hostel and a nursing home?

A Hostel is for residents with low care needs and a
Nursing Home offers high care for residents requiring more intensive care.

b) Differentiate between nd identify the classifications of clients you might find in each.

Hostel Care – (Low Care)
Low Carel accommodation is primarily for people who find it very difficult to live at home and who require assistance with personal care and daily living tasks. A resident is classified as requiring low level care if they are independent or require supervision only with ADLs, have no or minimal behaviours and few complex health care needs.

Nursing Home – (High Care)
High Care is provided for people with a greater degree of frailty who are often in need of continuous nursing care. Medium or High in ADLs - requiring supervision and/or physical assistance. High in Behaviours - having moderate/severe cognitive impairment and requires daily management of behaviours. (Australian Government department of health & ageing ,2011a)

Australian Government department of health & ageing (2011a&b) 'Help with aged care homes' retrieved on 11 april 2013 from http://www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au/internet/agedcare/publishing.nsf/Content/types+of+care+and+services#1

c) Describe the type of care assistance given in each type of care.

High care
High care is for individuals who require frequent nursing care and are unable to care for themselves and is generally offered in a Nursing Home. High care is a level of care designed for individuals who require Medium or High in Complex Health Care; blood glucose monitoring, PEG feeds, palliative care, pain management. High care residences or nursing homes provide care for those with a greater degree of frailty, who often need continuous nursing care. High care residents receive assistance with daily tasks such as administration of medication, toileting, eating, bathing and communication where needed and also include such things as continence aids, basic medical and pharmaceutical supplies, nursing services and therapy services.

Low care
Low care is a level of care designed for individuals who require some assistance with personal care yet are relatively independent. Individuals with low care needs are generally cared for in a Hostel.

Low care residences or hostels, as they...
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