Facing Disabilities in Aged Care
Working in the field of aged care, a nurse expects to come across residents with various physical and mental disabilities. These people are in care because of their inability to perform essential activities of daily living. Therefore it becomes the nurse's responsibility to understand and care for the residents and their respective disabilities.
Such complications likely to be encountered working in aged care could include Communication, a high percentage of residents in care have dementia and cannot comprehend the message being sent, in some cases are unable to construct a coherent reply. This communication struggle is frustrating, and could be one of the causes of behavioral issues. Disruptive and abnormal behavior is common and may be a result of dementia, causing the resident to do obscene things without comprehension. Attention seeking activities and violence may be the result of emotions such as fear, anxiety, boredom and resentment. …
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