Preserving Your Elders Dignity


Caregivers and Home Care Agencies that embrace quality of life initiatives are experiencing significant benefits. Patient dignity is the most cited quality-of-life issue in study after study of  care recipient attitudes and behaviors.

Elderly clients feel more content, and many show improvement in their emotional and physical health. Families feel reassured and become more supportive of staff. Staff members find that client/staff relationships grow stronger and more positive, and they are rewarded with clients who are often more cooperative. Agencies consistently receive better survey results.

If you’re ready to work on enhancing the quality of life for clients in your care, learning how to preserving residents’ dignity is the perfect next step. The Family Caregiver  and the Personal Care Aide certification courses offered by CertifiedCare.  These concepts are explained with the direct care worker in mind, and also  contain good information which is perfect for sharing in-service or in orientation session specifically to the issue of resident dignity.

In the Family Caregiver and the Personal Care Aide online course your staff member will:

  •     Learn what dignity means to a client who receives home care
  •     Learn how residents feel about practices and procedures that are common in many caregiving scenarios
  •     Identify the key factors which can either maintain or destroy a clients’ dignity
  •     Uncover staff behaviors which support a clients’ need for dignity while still accomplishing the care task at hand

The Personal Care Aide program chapter on preserving client’s dignity is geared specifically toward unlicensed personal care workers working in at home residential  care, so the student will immediately relate to the challenges and solutions presented. Examples bring the principles to life and show how personal care aides can incorporate “caregiving with dignity” into their everyday routine.

This chapter of the care giving course can create the impetus a personal care aide needs to make noticeable improvements in clients’ quality of life.

CertifiedCare is a leading provider of high quality online caregiver education and caregiver certification programs that help improve the quality of care in residential  care settings.

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Get professional elder care giving advice, advocacy, education and tips for those who care for and about the frail elderly at the ElderCareAdvice blog. We are generously sponsored by CertifiedCare.org. Most posts are written by Cathleen V. Carr, unless attributed otherwise. We welcome relevant submissions. Submit your article and by-line for publishing consideration (no promises!) to Havi at zvardit@yahoo.com, our own editor who will ensure submissions are given the best possible treatment and polish before publication, ensuring a professional level of publication. There is a nominal service fee involved ($45). Allow up to 30 days for publishing.
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