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Introduction to considerations for care

During this week Dr. Williams-Johnson will examine some of the important things to consider when caring for elderly persons.
A nurse with a stethoscope around her neck and a note pad on the table is sitting on a couch  talking to an elderly male.
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Welcome to Week 2!

During this week, we will look at some of the important things to consider when caring for elderly persons. As a caregiver, it is important that you know how to determine whether the person you are caring for has the capacity to care for himself or herself. As we progress throughout this week, we will look at areas such as memory and disorientation. We will explore some things to consider in determining whether a person needs additional care, and how to make good choices when deciding on a carer. Once you have made the decision that your elderly charge needs care, then how do you broach that subject with the elderly person? These topics and more will be explored as we progress through this week.

Over to you!

Have you ever had to decide on care for an elderly person or relative? What were some of the things that you considered when deciding that the person needed care?

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