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Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone: Nutrition Basics

Video Author: Shawn Kennedy
Published on: 09.27.2019
Associated with: November 2019, Volume 119, Issue 11; AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 119(11):43-51, November 2019

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video instructs caregivers on immediate steps to take when someone falls.
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This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video provides caregivers with tips for enhancing safety in the home for those with mobility challenges.
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Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, lead author of “Creating a Fair and Just Culture in Schools of Nursing,” discusses her article, which offers strategies that nursing schools can use to create a fair and just culture.
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Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, lead author of “Exploring How Nursing Schools Handle Student Errors and Near Misses,” discusses her research on nursing school policies and practices for reporting and tracking student errors and near misses.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 32:34
This video is part one of a three-part series, Professional Partners Supporting Diverse Family Caregivers Across Settings, and funded by the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation through the AARP Foundation. Because caregiving for seriously and chronically ill people carries well-known physical, emotional, and financial risks, with consequences for the patient as well as the caregiver, it’s important to assess and address a family caregiver’s needs, strengths, and limitations. This video (which has an accompanying article in the October 2011 issue) showcases how a nurse and social worker collaborated to assess the needs of a caregiver as she prepares to assume care of her husband.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 60:00
Do you know that diseases and illnesses present differently in the elderly? Do you know why and do you know how to recognize those differences? This program is part of a series called A New Look at the Old produced in association with the American Journal of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America and Trinity Healthforce Learning. Topics such as changes related to aging, critical indicators of health problems in the elderly, and presentation of illness are all discussed in this presentation. Illnesses commonly affecting the elderly are also examined. Join Elaine J. Amella, PhD, APPN, BC, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor at Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing for this informative presentation.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 30:02
The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old. The print series began in the August 2004 issue, and continued until December 2006.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 30:00
The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old. The print series began in the August 2004 issue, and continued until December 2006.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 30:00

Stepping up to a water fountain, opening a can of soda, or pouring a glass of a favorite beverage, may seem effortless to you. For many older adults, a range of complicating factors make what is effortless for you, unlikely or impossible for them.

Learn how to make hydration an integral component of all patient interactions and social activities. This program provides viewers with simple steps you can take to improve hydration among older adults, and reduce many of the associated problems including UTIs and pressure ulcers.

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Creator: AJN
Duration: 29:00
The Atlantic Philanthropies has awarded two grants to increase the knowledge and skills of those providing care to older adults. Information about the care of those over 65, derived from cutting-edge research and best practices, is now available to nurses and other providers in either print format or streaming video, at any time and at no cost, through this series called A New Look at the Old. The print series began in the August 2004 issue, and continued until December 2006.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 40:14
Urinary incontinence is not a normal component of aging, and failure to appreciate the importance of screening and treating transient incontinence puts older adults at risk for isolation, depression and institutionalization. Urinary incontinence of less than six months duration can be addressed and resolved in the majority of cases if screening and management of the contributing factors takes place. This video explains the purpose of a bladder diary, and also demonstrates how to teach patients to capture critical information in the diary. Additionally, the patient in this program is examined for possible physiologic factors contributing to her new onset incontinence. Observe team discussion and planning, as well as patient education, around the treatment and prevention of incontinence.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 40:38
Physiologic changes associated with the aging process dramatically affect the appropriateness of certain medications for older adults. This concern is compounded by the potential interactions of multiple medications – both prescribed and over-the counter. In order to better medications for risks with older adults in various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes, the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults assessment instrument can be used. The following video demonstrates how to use this assessment tool, and how easily patients can put themselves at risk for medication-related problems when a thorough assessment of their medications is not routinely made. Viewers will also hear critical discussion points regarding appropriate and inappropriate medications for older adults during a care planning meeting involving nurses and a pharmacist.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 39:19
Mistreatment of older adults includes far more than obvious physical cruelty and encompasses neglect, financial mismanagement, abandonment and emotional abuse. These may be far more difficult to detect than physical injury and patients might be reluctant to report mistreatment when doing so may well result in a need to move to an institutional setting. Careful screening can not only identify victims of mistreatment and abusers, but can also identify ways in which family caregivers can be educated and supported in order to allow older adults to remain in a home setting. Screening for such a difficult and sensitive issue is demonstrated in this video using the Elder Mistreatment Assessment and involves a woman who is more fearful of having to move out of her own home than the implications of falling or remaining soiled in overnight when left alone by her daughter. Viewers will be challenged with both the ethical and legal implications that result from this assessment.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 36:46
This video features a patient diagnosed with dementia and living independently with his partner, yet requiring several readmissions for pneumonia. The frequent admissions prompt further investigation and screening for executive dysfunction using three brief tests: Royal’s clock drawing test (CLOX), the Controlled Oral Word Association Test , and the Trail Making Test – all of which are demonstrated by an expert clinician and staff nurse. An interdisciplinary team develops a plan of care based on the assessment findings, and faces difficult challenges in the process.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 28:26
Between 50 to 80 percent of older adults will have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life – events that can affect their coping ability and overall wellbeing. The manifestations of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are difficult to discern and may surface as physical complaints with no identifiable medical cause. Using the Horowitz Impact of Events Scale (revised) to evaluate for possible PTSD can help to identify underlying issues that, when addressed, can improve coping skills, provide relief from symptoms, and instill hope. This video demonstrates how to administer and interpret the Horowitz tool and involves an interdisciplinary team approach to helping the patient involved in the program to improve her quality of life.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 32:13
Hospitalization is always a disrupting and anxiety-producing event, but especially so for those with dementia. However, working with families to understand what the norm is for their family member, and incorporating that information into the plan for care and discharge, can prevent a downward spiral that may take weeks or more from which to recover. This program provides viewers with details about the Information for the Hospital Team about a Patient with Memory Problems form used to solicit information essential to keep routines, schedules and communication as normal as possible, and models team planning and family communication.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 42:27
Wandering, and wandering away (elopement) pose extreme safety risks for dementia patients, and significant liability for healthcare facilities. Yet many units lack policies and procedures that address the triggers for these behaviors. Knowing how to assess, supervise and search are key to preventing adverse outcomes when caring for hospitalized dementia patients. This video offers outlines strategies for preventing wandering behaviors, and serious considerations for policies that result in quick, successful searches should elopement occur.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 32:31
The cumulative toll of caring for a family member can result in stress and burnout for the caregiver. In order to prevent this extreme, and more appropriately target interventions to help caregivers carry out their role, the Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) can be used to identify specific areas where problems may exist. Among those areas are: finances, employment, socialization, health status and demands on personal time. Using this questionnaire with caregivers provides an opportunity for them to better identify their own situation, and for the health professional to guide the development of a plan that can prevent further stress and organize resources to unload the caregiver. The following video demonstrates an interview of a husband who has been caring for his wife with advancing dementia, among other issues, for many years, and who is increasingly saddened by the impact of the illness on her personality. Viewers will observe the development of a care plan for the caregiver developed by a nurse practitioner, students, and staff at the long term care facility where the wife is now a resident.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 37:24
In this video program, a staff nurse and nursing student use the Family Preferences Index to work with the daughter of a hospitalized older adult to ascertain her interest and availability in being a part of her mother’s care. As a result of the interview, unit staff developing a plan of care for the mother is better able to “save” certain care activities until the daughter is present to participate. Using the tool also helps to identify areas where the daughter will need specific training in anticipation of discharge and full-time caregiving for her mother.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 43:48
Measuring risk for decline using the Hospital Admission Risk Profile (HARP) allows nurses and team members to identify and stratify risk, and to implement strategies to prevent new disabilities and reduce the likelihood that institutionalization will be the next step for older adult patients. In this program, a staff nurse and nursing student demonstrate the use of the HARP on a patient newly admitted for pneumonia. Using critical thinking skills and a wide range of expertise, the interdisciplinary team unfolds a plan of care designed to help this patient return to home, or at least to shorten any interim institutional care that might be needed first.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 38:05
The Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Questionnaire (EdFED-Q) is a valid and reliable observational instrument that nurses can use to assess difficulties and determine the amount of assistance a patient with dementia will need to have sufficient nutrition and hydration. During this video, viewers will observe the feeding problems in a hospitalized patient with dementia, as well as observe the interview of a family member to gather insight on unique behaviors that may take place during meals. Following the assessment, the nurse and nursing students work with other disciplines to develop a plan that can be implemented during hospitalization to provide for the nutrition needs of the patient, and then transitioned to the home setting.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 37:40
This video includes a sexuality assessment using the PLISSIT model, and demonstrates how to introduce the topic and conduct the brief interview process. Once the assessment findings are summarized and discussed by the Nurse Practitioner and the student conducting the assessment, the information is taken to the team for their expert advice. The subsequent plan includes information to educate the patient, allay anxiety, and provides strategies and resources which will help her resume her sexual relationship with her partner.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 64:31
Whether patients are cognitively intact and able to quantify their pain and communicate without difficulty, or in end-stage dementia with severely limited verbal ability, the presence and severity of pain can be determined using a variety of tools found in the Try This series. This video includes demonstrations of how to assess for pain in any older adult, and to reassess to determine the effectiveness of interventions, using four distinct tools: the Faces Pain Scale, the Verbal Descriptor Scale, the Numeric Rating Scale, and the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD). In this program, interdisciplinary team members also develop a care plan to address chronic pain in a patient with severe arthritis and a history of joint replacement, and family members who have discouraged use of medication for fear addiction might result.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 32:47
Sufficient duration and quality of sleep are vital ingredients to good health in all human beings. Many of the complexities associated with aging can make it difficult to meet sleep requirements. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is an evidence-based tool that can be used to screen older adults for information about duration and quality of sleep, use of sleep medications, and other important sleep-related information. Using the results of the PSQI helps target problem areas to help nurses and other team members develop strategies to improve sleep. Included in this video is discussion of simple steps that all healthcare facilities can implement to improve environmental conditions that can contribute to better sleep during hospitalization.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 40:33
The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale video program features a case study of an anxious older adult admitted to the hospital after being found disoriented by neighbors, and very aware that the results of this assessment might mean the end of living in her own apartment. While the challenges of measuring the activities included in the Lawton, such as housekeeping, money-management and transportation, are fairly significant when a patient is hospitalized and not in a home-like environment, those challenges can be eclipsed when patients are reluctant to cooperate. This program provides viewers with expert interviewing and assessment techniques which can be applied in their own practice.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 28:26
This video discusses and demonstrates the Katz ADL assessment with an older adult following a prosthetic hip replacement and helps the staff determine specific needs as he is discharged to his home, an apartment which is on a the third floor of a building without elevators. Involved in the discharge planning process are the Occupational and Physical therapists who have also worked with him during his hospital stay.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 40:53
This video discusses and demonstrates best practices in assessing and improving communication and understanding when caring for older adults with dementia, or other medical problems affecting expressive and receptive abilities, and outlines a range of options nurses and others can use to improve understanding and promote patient safety.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 51:19
This video guides viewers through the utilization of two tools found in the Try This series: the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults with Dementia. In this five chapter program, two patients are presented and assessed for delirium using the CAM: one with delirium and one with a delirium superimposed on an underlying dementia. Once identified, further assessment and treatment of the underlying etiology and safe management of care is shown using the Delirium Superimposed on Dementia Algorithm.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 30:00
In the video, behaviors and family concerns are elicited by a staff nurse during a routine hospital admission assessment of a patient with memory problems admitted for knee replacement, and the results shared with an interdisciplinary team who use the information to plan post-operative care. In addition to identifying steps to more suitably address pain management, minimize potential delirium, and prevent dehydration and functional decline; the staff discusses how to inform the family members about the plan of care, the rationale, and what to expect during the course of hospitalization and discharge.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 34:22
Using the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, nurses and others care providers can determine risk and implement strategies to prevent falls. This video demonstrates a fall risk assessment and interpretation, as well as outlines research that has allowed Hendrich to hone in on the numerous probable causes evaluated after falling takes place, and to limit the predictive assessment to eight specific factors.
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Creator: AJN
Duration: 37:32
The Braden Scale is a simple and easy-to-use tool which allows nurses to quickly assess for the risk of ulcer development, as well as modify care and interventions to target those specific factors which put patients in danger Coupled with routine skin assessment, use of the Braden Scale is a best practice which all nurses can implement as part of routine care. Where pressure ulcers already exist, using the Braden Scale to identify and address precise areas where problems have been identified is also a best practice to promote healing. This video demonstrates the use of the Braden Scale, as well as how to perform skin assessment, and outlines the factors contributing to ulcer development. Viewers will learn about prevention strategies, as well as considerations for patients at discharge.
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In this video, author Angela Dossett introduces her and her colleagues’ article, which describes an evidence-based practice project in which nurses used structured yoga sessions for patients with psychiatric illness as a means of providing stress relief, promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, and improving quality of care. This article is the winner of the 2021 Nurse Faculty Scholars/AJN Mentored Writing Award
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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:15
This video provides a model of “debriefing with good judgment.”
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