What does a nursing home or aged care hostel need to know if a person with a bleeding disorder moves in as a resident?
With improved treatments, many people with bleeding disorders now live into their senior years and may need to move into a residential care facility at some stage in their life. The staff at the facility may have a range of new situations to deal with, such as:
What to do when the resident has an injury or a bleed
How to work with their Haemophilia Treatment Centre
Managing the resident’s treatment and infusions
Understanding their or their carer’s expertise in managing their care after a lifetime of dealing with their bleeding disorder
Managing their privacy, especially around bloodborne viruses.
The Australian Haemophilia Nurses’ Group (AHNG) and the Australia/New Zealand Social Workers’ and Counsellors’ Group (ANZHSWCG) have developed an information booklet and fact sheet for nurses, personal care assistants and other staff in residential care facilities that answer these and other common questions.
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