Monday, May 27, 2024

HOME VISIT TO THE AGED

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Refer to items in the well-equipped home visiting bag
  2. Map of the area/community
  3. Records of the clients
  4. Register of the area/community
  5. Arrange for transportation

STEPS #

  1. Read map of the community to identify the home of the client and family
  2. Enter home and greets according to custom
  3. Introduce self to client and family
  4. Ensure privacy and confidentiality
  5. Observe environment for cleanliness, safety and comment
  6. Check client’s previous records
  7. Assist client to identify needs/special problems
  8. Ask questions
  9. Check and use items in home visit bag
  10. Check vitals of clients e.g., temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure
  11. Perform physical examination
  12. Interview and counsel client on:
    1. Diet
    2. Bowel movement and personal cleanliness
    3. Mobility/exercise and sleep pattern
    4. Recreational activities
    5. Home help (caretaker)
    6. Regular medical check/adherence to medication
    7. Prevention of home accidents
    8. Good interpersonal relationship with family members/socialization
    9. Initiation/continuation of any special activity
  13. Assist in providing any care required
  14. Congratulate client and caretaker and schedule next visit with them
  15. Record/report findings to client and caretaker if any