A. Deficits in vision and/or hearing resulting in safety issues
B. Limited finances that prevent upkeep and maintenance of a residence
C. Depression that occurs after the death of a spouse or significant other occurs
D. The manifestation of cognitive impairment resulting from dementia or Alzheimer’s
A. older women are more likely to die in fires than older men
B. fire mortality is highest in adults older than 65 years of age
C. most people who die in fires are killed by the flames
D. most fires occur outside the home
A. facilitates socialization thus minimizing the effects of social isolation
B. helps with minimizing the loss as a factor in causing depression
C. provides caregivers with respite while assuring the client is well attended to
D. allows for the opportunity for a mental health professional to assess the client
A. cognitive changes that diminish the individual’s awareness of temperature changes
B. age-related neurosensory changes that diminish awareness of temperature changes
C. delirium-related to an acute illness that is affecting body heat production
D. age-related motor deficiencies that result in self-neglect
A. Older adults are less likely to seek formal and informal help when affected by natural disasters
B. The older adult is more likely to live in a communal environment which provides assistance in times of natural disasters
C. Most older adults have insurance to help them recover from material losses due to a natural disaster
D. Federal and private assistance agencies generally provide older adults with priority attention in time of natural disasters.
A. The client shows the nurse a copy of the apartment complex’s fire evacuation plan
B. The home has 3 fire alarms positioned above windows in the kitchen, bedroom and living room
C. The bedroom and bathroom both have solid wood doors installed
D. The client recites the ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ mantra when asked what to do if her clothes caught fire while cooking.
A. Join and actively participate in the local community watch organization
B. Have a ‘peep hole’ installed in the apartment door and never open the door to strangers
C. Arrange with the local police to have a home security assessment done and then follow through with their suggestions
D. Consider having a dog as a pet since even a small dog can provide protection and, as a bonus, companionship.
A. client is shivering
B. client’s hands are warm and pink
C. client is in a fetal position
D. client’s temperature is 97.4°
E. The client’s feet are “tingling”
A. Do not smoke in bed or when sleepy
B. Wear well fitted clothing when cooking or when grilling outdoors
C. Have the contact information for the local fire department easily accessible
D. Establish a plan for exiting each room of your home in the case of a fire
E. Have a fire extinguisher readily available in the kitchen
A. Do not allow uninvited sales persons into your home
B. Never provide personal information to telephone sales solicitors
C. Rely on the advice of people who only friends have recommended
D. Contact the local Medicare or Medicaid service office for information when needed
E. Keep your bank account and credit card numbers with you at all times.
A. The client demonstrates the home’s security alarm system.
B. Various safety features were installed when the bathroom was remodeled.
C. The client has access to a financially generous retirement benefit
D. The nurse observes the client wearing a safety alarm bracelet.
E. The client’s home is within walking distance of a grocery store.
A. Helping the client assume a comfortable resting position.
B. Monitoring the client’s intake of electrolyte replacement fluids
C. Withholding the client’s prescribed antidiuretic medication
D. Documenting that the client’s skin remains pale, moist and cool
E. Keeping the environmental humidity low and temperature cool.