Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, BC
$150 Purchase Price
Personal Care ADL Neglect
“How do you know if a resident’s ADL personal care has been neglected?” asks Dr. Georgia Stevens when leading a discussion with nursing assistants? Immediately a nursing assistant responds, “All you have to do is look and smell.” Describing other places they’ve worked, the nursing assistants describe serious ADL neglect: residents not cleaned when they are soiled; hair not brushed and matted at the back of the resident’s head; soiled clothes not changed; and bathing not done regularly.
This DVD provides an overview of personal care ADL neglect and its negative health and emotional consequences for the resident. Nursing assistance also talk about the importance of encouraging resident to do what they can and then making sure they complete what can’t be done independently. Finally, nursing assistants remind everyone to check in on residents periodically throughout the day, providing care whenever it is needed.
Topics: neglect, toileting, dressing, hygiene, hydration
Audience: Long-term care staff, social workers and students in health professional career training programs
This program is part of the series “Neglect: the Most Frequent Abuse in Long-Term Care.”