This textbook follows the national HomeCaring Council's curriculum for home care aides. It clearly defines the role of the home care aide as a member of the professional home care team. The easy-to-read format includes numerous reality-based situations that will give the home care aide a true understanding of this challenging field. It includes chapters on anatomy and physiology; nutrition; infection control and Universal Precautions; clients requiring home care; illness and disease; and job skills. Key terms and other "need-to-know" information are provided in highlighted margin panels. Clear, step-by-step instructions are included with the procedures, and most are fully illustrated. It also includes all OBRA and OSHA regulations as they pertain to the home care aide.