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Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care
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Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Sharon Tay

Published by Singing Dragon

Paperback: £14.99 / $24.95

2013, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-178-5, BIC 2: JKSG VXH

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Introduction. 1. Support Aids, Special Needs and Communication. Part 1: Support Aids and Special Needs. A Visit to a Nursing Home. Safety and Security. Communication with the Nursing Staff. Information and Data. The Client. Client Assessment and Reports. Part 2: Prostheses and Support Aids. Prostheses. Catheters. Colostomy Bags. Oxygen Masks. Braces. Dentures. Walking Frames. Walking Sticks. Wheelchairs. Motorised Wheelchairs. Motorised Scooters. Mobile Lounge Chairs. The Bed. Mobile Bed Trays. Drinking Cups. Part 3: Communication and Understanding the Needs of Frail Older People. Moving Into a Nursing Home. Dealing with Dementia. Privacy Issues. Empathy and Sympathy. Detachment (for the Therapist). Death of a Client. Communication Impairment. 2. Medication, Illness and Nutritional Impairments. Part 1: Medication and their Side Effects. Side Effects to the Skin. Side Effects to the Fingernails and Toenails. Side Effects to Facial Hair Growth. Part 3: Illness and Disabilities. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Beauty Therapy for Clients with Dementia. Hairdressing Tips. Natural Therapies for Clients with Dementia. Parkinson's Disease. Beauty Therapy for Clients with Parkinson's Disease. Natural Therapies for Clients with Parkinson's Disease. Cardiovascular Disease. Cerebrovascular Disease. Beauty Tips for the Therapist. Heart Disease. Arthritis. Beauty Therapies for Arthritis Sufferers. Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Gout. Natural Therapies for Arthritis Sufferers. Multiple Sclerosis. Treating a Client with MS. Diabetes. Emphysema. Chronic Bronchitis. Pneumonia. Vision Impairment. Cataracts. Glaucoma. Pterygium. Age-related Macular Degeneration. Hearing Impairment. Part 3: Nutritional Impairment. Teeth and Dentures. Importance of Water Intake for Older Persons. Social Dining for Low Care Residents. Tips for the Therapist. 3. Hygiene Practice. Personal Hygiene. The Client in the Salon or Clinic. Hygiene Care for the Therapist. Equipment Hygiene. Hygiene Standards in the Salon or Clinic. Linen Hygiene. Linen for the Salon and Clinic. Packing the Cosmetic Bag. Hygiene Tips for the Client. Pathogen Prevention Procedures. Sterilisation. Disinfection. Method of Disinfecting Equipment. Sanitisation. Sanitising Units. Infections and Immunity. Bacteria. Viruses. Fungi. Immunity to Infection. Immunisation Concerns for the Therapist. 4. Fingernail and Skin Care Tips. Common Fingernail Problems. Coloured Nails - What Do They Mean? Treating Hands and Fingernails. Nail Polish and Nail Polish Remover. Simple Tips. Common Skin Disorders in Older Persons. Safety Tips for the Therapist. 5. Cosmetics, Essential Oils and Beauty Therapy. Understanding the Use of Cosmetics and Essential Oils. The Use of Sorbolene Creams. Application of Cosmetic Creams and Lotions. What Cosmetics Should I Use on my Client? Selling Cosmetics in Aged Care Homes. Facials. Working Around Beds, Chairs, Wheelchairs and Lounge Chairs. Before Giving a Facial. A Facial for Frail Persons. Makeup. The Eyebrows and Colour Tints. Eyelash Tints. Makeup Application. Makeup Tips for Older Women. Waxing for Older Women. Facial Hair Problems. Safe Waxing. Waxing Facial Hair. Manicure Tips. Step Guide to a Basic Manicure. Coloured Nail Varnish. 6. Natural Therapies for Older People. Introducing Therapies to a Client. Preparing for the Massage. Massage to the Head, Neck and Shoulders. Giving a Full Body Massage to an Older Person. Using Essential Oils. Herbal Infusions Used for Hands and Foot Spa. Creative Visualisation. Colour Therapy. 7. Reflexology and Face Reflexology for People in Care. What is Reflexology? What is the Difference between Reflexology and Acupressure? How Does Reflexology Help? Foot Chart. Face Reflexology. How Does Face Reflexology Work? Contraindications. Reflexology Face Charts. Face Reflexology Reflex and Pressure Points with Basic Head Anatomy. Face Reflexology for Frail Persons. Chinese Face Reading and Acupressure. Conclusion. 8. Home Visits and Hospital Visits. Home Visits. Visiting a Client. Client Contracts. The Client at Home. Hospital Visits. Palliative Care Clients. 9. The Code of Ethics and the Delicate Balance. Confidentiality. Referrals. Case Studies. When Not to Treat a Client. Conclusion. References. Further Reading. Useful Websites.

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