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This unique resource clearly presents a comprehensive range of elder care strategies and insights for the COTA. Coverage includes important trends, concepts and theories related to aging, as well as professional issues for occupational therapy professionals. A multi-disciplinary approach demonstrates the importance of the collaboration between the Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR), and COTA.
• Highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder patients.
• Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight key chapter content.
• Case Studies illustrate important principles and help readers apply what they've learned to actual situations.
• Reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and dispels myths about aging.
• Reflects the recently adopted Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and its interpretation when caring for elder patients.
• AARP statistics and AOTA documents have been updated to reflect current information.
• New photos have been added to enhance the material presented.
• The appendix on web resources is now divided by chapter and includes a brief description of each website.
• Features a new Evolve site with review questions and answers, web links, and much more.
• New cases studies and review questions are included in each chapter.
• Practice settings coverage has been expanded to cover traditional, non-traditional and assisted living facilities.
• The hospice chapter features new guidelines on effective communication with elders.
• The Aging Trends and Concepts chapter includes a discussion of the growing number of elder Americans living over the age of one hundred.
• The principle of "thriving" is introduced and discussed in the Social and Biological Theories of Aging chapter.
• In the chapter on Psychological Aspects of Aging, the need for elder social support is introduced and discussed, as is the principle of physical illness in relation to coping with a chronic disease or serious illness.
• Features an extended and updated discussion of Medicare, Federal Public Policies, and other public sources of funding and how they relate to COTA practice. Other rehabilitation services and coverage concepts are discussed in relation to Federal Health Care Policy.
• The Occupational Theories with Elders chapter introduces the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and presents several new scenarios that illustrate the framework in use.
• The chapter on sexuality in elders was expanded to include a specific discussion of elder homosexuals.
• A new section on wheelchair seating and positioning was added to the mobility chapter.
• Discusses decreased acuity and oculomotor dysfunction, and includes an in-depth presentation of the settings in which visual impairments are addressed.
• Features the latest information on arthritis therapy and total knee replacement.
Section One: Concepts of Aging
1. Aging Trends and Concepts
2. Social and Biological Theories of Aging
3. Aging Process
4. Psychological Aspects of Aging
5. Aging Well: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
6. The Regulation of Public Policy for Elders
Section Two: Occupational Therapy Intervention with Elders
7. Application of Occupational Therapy Practice Models
8. Opportunities for Best Practice in Various Settings
9. Cultural Diversity of the Aging Population
10. Ethical Aspects in the Work with Elders
11. Working With Families and Caregivers of Elders
12. Addressing Sexuality of Elders
13. Use of Medications By Elders
14. Considerations of Mobility
Part 1: Restraint Reduction
Part 2: Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
Part 3: Fall Prevention
Part 4: Community Mobility
15. Working With Elders who Have Vision Impairments
16. Working With Elders who Have Hearing Impairments
17. Strategies to Maintain Continence in Elders
18. Dysphasia and Other Eating and Other Nutritional Concerns With Elders
19. Working With Elders who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents
20. Working With Elders who Have Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
21. Working With Elders Who Have Psychiatric Conditions
22. Working With Elders Who Have Orthopedic Conditions
23. Working With Elders Who Have Cardiovascular Conditions
24. Working With Elders Who Have Pulmonary Conditions
25. Working With Elders Who Have Oncological Conditions
26. Working With Elders in a Hospice
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: World Wide Web Resources