Ultimate Cooking Companion for At-Home Caregivers

Ultimate Cooking Companion for At-Home Caregivers

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For courses in Homemaker/Home Health Aide certification and Nutrition for at-home caregivers.

Written by a multidisciplinary team of practicing home care, nutrition, and education professionals, this reference is designed to assist at-home caregivers as they plan and cook meals, assist with feeding, and model the very best nutritional related practices. Providing both reference material and practical "how to" information in easy-to-read, table-and-chart format, it features a collection of tested recipes geared to simple, basic fare-which can be individualized to include ethnic preferences, age-related preferences, and economic circumstances. Both safety and convenience are themes which run throughout the book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.4 x 242.3 x 13.5mm | 331.13g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130194409
  • 9780130194404

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The Ultimate Cooking Companion for the Homemaker / Home Health AideElana Zucker, R.N., M.S.N. and Mary Ellen Capron, M.S., R.D.Finally! Here is the practical handbook agencies and aids have been clamoring for! Elana Zucker, author of Prentice Hall's best-selling homemaker/home health aide textbook and nutrition consultant Mary Ellen Capron have teamed up to write the ultimate cooking companion for homemaker/home health aides who need to provide nutritious meals for the clients they serve. This handy reference takes the worry and wonder out of what to buy, prepare, and serve clients, many of whom have special needs. A "must-have" resource for home health agencies and their aides. Features:
Clear and concise information on meal planning and cooking Sensitive to the realities of "real-world" budget and time constraints Abundance of recipes that are culturally-sensitive and age-sensitive Easy-to-follow tips for adapting recipes to further meet individual dietary needs and physical challenges and restrictions
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Table of contents

1. Basic Nutrition.

2. Food Supplements, Herbal Supplements, Vitamins.

3. Feeding a Client.

4. Cultural Aspects of Food.

5. Kitchen Staples.

6. Shopping for Food and Using the Food Label.

7. Storage and Handling of Foods.

8. Sodium Restricted Diets.

9. Fat and Cholesterol Restricted Diets.

10. Diabetic Diets.

11. Additional Dietary Considerations and Modifications.

12. Food and Drug Interactions.

13. Feeding Difficulties and Alternatives.

14. Recipes for Soups.

15. Recipes for Entrees: Beef, Poultry, Fish, Meatless.

16. Recipes for Vegetables.

17. Recipes for Rice, Potatoes, Pasta.

18. Recipes for Fruit.

19. Recipes for Eggs and Cheese.

20. Recipes for Salads.

21. Recipes for Sandwiches.

22. Recipes for Beverages.

23. Recipes for Snacks.
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About Elana Zucker

Mary Ellen Capron, MS, RD, has over 20 years' experience working in the health care environment. She received her master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She has worked with all age groups in acute, chronic, and short- and long-term facilities. In these facilities, she has worked as a staff person and as an administrator. At Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, she held various positions from staff dietitian to the Clinical Nutrition Manager. In this capacity, she was instrumental in formulating the diets of over 500 patients a day and of overseeing the preparation of the food. Ms. Capron was a member of various state bodies that formulated regulations for all in-patient facilities within New Jersey. As a member of the health care team, she was often called on to teach students and graduate personnel. She has worked as a nutrition consultant for several physician groups and enjoys educating the community on eating practices.

Elena Zucker, RN, MSN, has been an active contributor to the nursing and home health care profession for 37 years. As a graduate nurse, she worked in the community in Washington D.C., New York, and New Jersey. She has helped author both federal and state legislation. She has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the graduate nurse program and has been a speaker on both the state and federal level. In her capacity as administrator of a federal grant to The Home Health Agency of New Jersey to train homemakers/home health aides in New Jersey, she was the guiding force in training thousands of aides to meet the growing need for this pivotal member of the health team. In this capacity she was instrumental, establishing systems to regulate the curriculum and monitoring the credentialing of the students. Ms. Zucker has held positions at Overlook Hospital, New Jersey, as the Director of Community Health, Director of Nursing, and Chief Nursing Officer. She now focuses her energies on consulting, being an expert witness, writing, and volunteer work for a local agency that provides services to families so that their elderly adult members may remain at home.
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