This bundle includes the following guidelines:
- Elder Abuse Prevention
- Family Involvement in Care for Persons with Dementia
Elder Abuse Prevention [HERE]
Violence and abusive behavior continue to ravage homes, institutions, and communities across the country--elder abuse is a part of this atrocity. The projected numbers of persons 65 years and older will be 20% of the United States population in 2030, compared to 13% in 2010. Currently, there are approximately 48 million persons age 65 years and older in this country projected to be more than 70 million by 2030. As the population ages, more individuals will be at risk for elder mistreatment. Further evaluation of elder abuse issues is required to achieve a reversal of unfavorable trends in abusive behaviors.
The purpose of this evidence-based practice guideline is to facilitate healthcare professionals’ assessment of older persons in domestic and institutional settings who are at risk for elder abuse and to recommend interventions to reduce the incidence of mistreatment. Written 2004; Revised 2010; 2017.
Family Involvement in Care for Persons with Dementia [HERE]
When persons with dementia are moved to a new care environment, including home care, nursing home, assisted living, daycare, and hospital settings, families may need to take on new or different care roles. The ultimate goals of the family involvement in care intervention are to provide quality care for persons with dementia and assist family members to enact meaningful and satisfactory caregiving roles regardless of setting.
This evidence-based guideline focuses on a program to involve family members in the care of their relative with dementia through partnerships with other, both formal and informal, care providers. Successful care partnerships result in the establishment of meaningful and satisfactory caregiving roles regardless of the care setting. Written 1999; Reviewed 2001; 2015.
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