Chapter 4- Caring For A Geriatric Client

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Chapter 4- Caring For A Geriatric Client

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Each area in the home can pose a safety problem for the elderly. After each area listed, name a possible safety hazard. Kitchen ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Bathroom ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Living Room ___________________________________________________________________.
  • 2. 
    Growing older is called the __________________ process.
  • 3. 
    The term __________________________ refers to knowledge and care of the elderly.
  • 4. 
    The majority of the elderly are in nursing homes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All elderly people are senile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    People are living longer and are healthier today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Constipation can be a problem due to slower functioning of the gastrointestinal system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Elderly people do not have the needs as younger ones. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The process of aging starts at:
    • A. 

      65

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      Birth

    • D. 

      50

  • 10. 
    Physical changes of aging include: 
    • A. 

      Graying hair, loss of spouse, slow circulation

    • B. 

      Slow reflexes, change in housing, slow metabolism

    • C. 

      Fear of illness, social separation

    • D. 

      Slow reflexes, graying hair, dry skin

  • 11. 
    In the elderly the sense of taste is:
    • A. 

      Decreased

    • B. 

      Increased

    • C. 

      Unchanged

  • 12. 
    Reality orientation is used to assist the client to recall: 
    • A. 

      Family members' names

    • B. 

      Time, person, and place

    • C. 

      Past events

    • D. 

      The caregivers' names

  • 13. 
    Aging changes in the skin include all the following except: 
    • A. 

      Dry skin

    • B. 

      Decreased sensitivity to heat and cold

    • C. 

      Skin rashes

    • D. 

      Proneness to pressure sores

  • 14. 
    The elderly should exercise if physically able. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Older adults have sexual needs and should be allowed to maintain sexual activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If you think the client is being abused, the Home Health Aide should keep quiet and avoid friction in the client's home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Sometimes elderly clients may forget medication doses. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Home Health Aides should always give the clients their medications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Any side effects from medications should be reported to your supervisor?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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