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Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide, Paperback / softback Book

Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide Paperback / softback


Providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to becoming a home care aide, this engaging text features a colorful design, a clear writing style, and an abundant use of photos, drawings, boxes, and tables.

An ideal learning tool, this new edition introduces scenarios with a cast of four aides and a supervisor to help bring the text to life and to provide realistic examples of what the student can expect to encounter in practice.

Preparing students to become valuable members of the home care team, this practical text highlights key considerations and reminders, as well as what to observe, report, and record. Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings depict key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps.

Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks.

UNIQUE! A cast of caregivers, including a supervisor and four home care aides, are highlighted in scenarios that provide realistic examples of the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the home care environment.

Guidelines for Observing, Recording, and Reporting (ORR) are highlighted throughout the text, emphasizing the home care aide's responsibilities for observing and documenting the client's condition and care.

Key considerations and reminders are presented in color font to emphasize the importance of performing these actions.

Objectives and Key Terms in each chapter focus your attention on essential information.

Chapter summaries and study questions review the key points in each chapter. Updated/Expanded Meeting the Client's Nutritional Needs chapter includes the new MyPlate food guide and new nutrition guidelines. Updated/Expanded Getting a Job and Keeping It chapter reflects the job prospects and challenges of today, including the realities of moving between states and differences in certification requirements. Updated equipment photos are included. Evolve companion website includes skills competency checklists and an audio glossary.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 536 pages, Approx. 470 illustrations (470 in full color)
  • Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Community nursing
  • ISBN: 9780323084338

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