Module 3: Special Needs Of The Elderly

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  • 1. 
    If a resident has increasing hearing problems, what might you observe?
  • 2. 
    List at least four things you can do for a resident with a visual impairment.
  • 3. 
    If a resident has problem with ear wax build up, you should:
    • A. 

      Place warm moist wash cloths on the outside of the ear before clean

    • B. 

      Gently clean out the ear canal as far as you can reach with a cotton swab

    • C. 

      Instill warm oil in the ear

    • D. 

      Make a physician appointment

  • 4. 
    You should remind a resident to use caution when entering a room that has a dramatically different light level because:
    • A. 

      A resident can be frightened of the dark

    • B. 

      The resident's eyes need time to adjust to a different light level

    • C. 

      A change in light can cause permanent blindness in the elderly

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    When a resident has a poor appetite it is best to:
    • A. 

      Serve very large portions so they are encouraged to eat

    • B. 

      Serve small portions so they can finish the food and offer more if desired

    • C. 

      Skip every other meal so the resident can build up an appetite

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    When a resident has a respiratory infection you may notice:
    • A. 

      Elevated boy temperature

    • B. 

      Fatigue

    • C. 

      Increased sputum

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    If reident who uses routine oxygen develops a red area under his nose, your first intervention should be:
    • A. 

      Clean the area well and apply Vaseline twice a day for three days

    • B. 

      Put a small amount of baby oil on the red area to sooth the area

    • C. 

      Clean the area twice a day with rubbing alcohol

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    If a resident has had a stroke and cannot say words easily you should:
    • A. 

      Try to complete the resident's sentences for him so he is not embarrassed

    • B. 

      Tell the resident to speak as little as possible, so he does not become frustrated

    • C. 

      Have patience when the resident is speaking

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Functional incontinence interventions typically include:
    • A. 

      Have the resident perform special pelvic exercises as ordered by the physician

    • B. 

      Leave the light on in the bathroom

    • C. 

      Possible surgical enlargement of the urethra so it functions properly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    A dark, blackened area on the skin, called eschar, is:
    • A. 

      A concern as there may be greater tissue damage we cannot see

    • B. 

      A good sign that the skin is healing and the scabbing over

    • C. 

      Is not a major concern, unless it is larger than a half dollar

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best describes skin care for elderly residents?
    • A. 

      Their skin is very strong and does not require special care.

    • B. 

      Skin monitoring should only be done by a registered Nurse or physician.

    • C. 

      Pressure ulcers are normal.

    • D. 

      Their skin typically becomes frail and should be monitored for breakdown.

  • 12. 
    The memory impairment seen in Alzheimer's disease can be best described as:
    • A. 

      Short term memory is affected first

    • B. 

      Long term memory is affected first

    • C. 

      Both short term and long term are affected immediately

    • D. 

      Memory is unaffected

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