Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA / Edition 1

Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA / Edition 1

by Helene Lohman
     
 

Working with elders in skilled nursing homes and intermediate care facilities has become the number one practice area for COTAs. This is the only book available to fill that need! It will not only be a required classroom text in OTA programs, but it will also become an indispensable reference text for COTAs in practice in long-term and immediate-term care

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Overview

Working with elders in skilled nursing homes and intermediate care facilities has become the number one practice area for COTAs. This is the only book available to fill that need! It will not only be a required classroom text in OTA programs, but it will also become an indispensable reference text for COTAs in practice in long-term and immediate-term care facilities, home care organizations, rehabilitation programs, and hospitals. This is a highly readable, user-friendly text containing many case studies and scenarios which relate concepts to real-life clinical practice for a COTA.

* Provides a holistic approach to common diagnoses, emphasizing both psychological and physical aspects of aging.
• Comprehensive coverage includes concepts of aging as well as occupational therapy intervention with elders.
• Key topics include documentation, ethical aspects, public policy, cultural diversity, health promotion, working with elders who have visual impairments, considerations of mobility, and much more.
• The Practice Settings chapter provides an overview of the various settings in which a COTA might practice (specific to working with elders).
• Contains key terms, chapter objectives, chapter review questions, problem-solving exercises, case studies, narratives/scenarios, and a glossary.
• Features an Appendix with useful information including: How to Obtain Guidelines for the MDS; Restraint Reduction Resources including chairs, alerting systems, personal alarms, signs, foam/cushions, firm wheelchair seats, and walkers; Resources to Assist the Older Driver; Publications to Assist Family and Caregivers; Support Groups and Referrals; World Wide Web Sites.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815137245
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Section I: Concepts of Aging Chapter 1 Aging Trends and Concepts Chapter 2 Social and Biological Theories of Aging Chapter 3 Aging Process Chapter 4 Psychological Aspects of Aging Chapter 5 Aging Well: The COTA As Change Agent in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Chapter 6 Public Policy and Aging Section II: Occupational Therapy Intervention With Elders Chapter 7 Application of Occupational Therapy Theories With Elders Chapter 8 Practice Settings Chapter 9 Documentation Chapter 10 Cultural Diversity of the Aging Population Chapter 11 Ethical Aspects in the Work With Elders Chapter 12 Working With Families and Caregivers of Elders Chapter 13 Addressing Sexuality of Elders Chapter 14 Group Treatment With Elders Chapter 15 Use of Medications By Elders Chapter 16 Considerations of Mobility Part 1Restraint Reduction Part 2Fall Prevention Part 3Community Mobility Chapter 17 Working With Elders Who Have Visual Impairments Chapter 18 Working With Elders Who Have Hearing Impairments Chapter 19 Strategies to Maintain Continence Chapter 20 Dysphagia and Other Eating and Nutritional Concerns With the Aging Population Chapter 21 Working With Elders Who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents Chapter 22 Working With Elders Who Have Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 23 Working With Elders Who Have Psychiatric Conditions Chapter 24 Working With Elders Who Have Orthopedic Conditions Chapter 25 Working With Elders Who Have Cardiovascular Conditions Chapter 26 Working With Elders Who Have Pulmonary Conditions Chapter 27 Working With Elders Who Have Oncological Conditions Chapter 28 Working With Elders in Hospice

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