CASL Lesson 9

  1. Activities of daily living (ADL's)
    Measure of need for the help with basic functions such as eating, bathing, dressing, getting to and from the bathroom, getting in and out of bed, and walking.
  2. Long-term care
    The range of services and supportive living environments that help the elderly and disabled live independently; also refers to institutional care for those who need more extensive help.
  3. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL's)
    Measure of need for help with such activities as keeping track of money, doing light housework, taking medicine, and running errands.
  4. Primary caregiver
    Person who takes the basic responsibility for caring for elderly; tends to be a daughter.
  5. Caregiver burden
    Difficulty in managing the specific tasks to be perfomred in caring for the frail elderly.
  6. Caregiver stress
    The subjective appraisal of the strain on the caregiver.
  7. Role reversal
    Reversal of the parent-child role, with the child becoming the decision maker.
  8. Home and Community-based services
    A range of services provided to the aged in the home; includes personal care such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and grooming, as well as housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, medical services, bill paying, and case management.
  9. Nursing home
    An institutional setting where long-term care of the frail and disabled elderly is provided.
  10. Total institution
    Central features are a breakdown of the normal barriers that separate the main spheres of life-sleep, work, and play- and the handling of many human needs by a bureaucratic organization.
  11. Ombudsman program
    Watchdogs that monitor the quality of care in nursing homes by investigating complaints by families and residents against facilities, reporting complaints to other regulatory agencies, gathering information, and meeting with those involved in disputes.
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CASL Lesson 9
Chapter 9