By Barbara Resnick PhD CRNP FAAN

The aim of restorative care nursing is to take an energetic function in assisting older adults preserve their maximum point of functionality, therefore combating extra incapacity. This booklet was once written to assist formal and casual caregivers and directors in any respect degrees to appreciate the fundamental philosophy of restorative care, and be capable of improve and enforce profitable restorative care courses. The publication presents an entire 6-week schooling software in restorative take care of caregivers, many feedback for appropriate actions, and sensible suggestions for motivating either older adults and caregivers to interact in restorative care. additionally, the ebook presents an outline of the necessities for restorative care throughout all settings, the required documentation, and ways that to accomplish that documentation.

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Avoid the use of greens, blues, and purples due to the yellowing effect of the lens. • Avoid glare (use matte finish instead of glossy finish). 1(continued) 26 Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults Causes of Urinary Incontinence Bladder Training 0—Delirium or confusional state I—Infection, im A—AtropK urethntis/vagmitis P—Pharmaceuticals P—Psychologic, especially ctepression E—Endocrine (hypercalcemia, hyperglycemia) R—Restricted mobility S—Stool impaction/constipation Factors That Affect Normal Bowel Function Diet: High fiber with good fluid intake essential.

Week 4: Documentation Week 5: Motivation: How to motivate the resident to participate in functional activities Week 6: Incorporating Restorative Care Activities Into Regular Daily Care 17 \Vluil is resloralixe care? \\cck I : Introduction to Restorative Care Restorative Care • Focuses on helping residents to do things for themselves rather than doing for the residents • Focuses on short, achievable goals • Focuses on residents' abilities, not their limitations • Involves all staff who work m the facility Goals of Restorative Care • Promote activity, mobility, and independence in daily activities • Increase muscle strength and balance • Help residents to control unne • Prevent frozen bones and pressure sores • Promote increased involvement with Restorative nursing care focuses on the restoration and/or maintenance of physical function and helps older adults to perform their own personal activities such as bathing, dressing and walking and other dairy exercise and encourages them to do as much as Restorative Care • Includes all aspects of the individual feelings, thoughts, lifestyle, and physical condition • Focuses on preventing deterioration whenever possible • Seeks to improve the resident s seHimage and serf-esteem Goals of Restorative Care Decrease falls and incontinence Provide residents with a sens* of accomplishment Provide opportunities for meaningful activities others, and decrease depression.

14. 15. 16. 1 (continued) Staff Education and Motivation 23 Week 3: Restorative Care Interventions Bathing, dressing, feeding, communication, and bowel and bladder training Methods to Ensure Restorative Care Success Know the specific interventions/goals for the resident. Don't expect consistent performanceeach day. Work with the resident the same time each day. Include family membersas much as possible. Remove distractions from the environment (turn off TV). gdhm Restorative Care Activities Follow the short-term goals and NA approaches posted in the resident's room.

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