Reshaping Dementia Care: Practice and Policy in Long-Term Care / Edition 4

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Overview

Innovative approaches to dementia care in the nursing home are the subject of this volume. The contributors combine specific applied research findings and programmes in examining such topics as: addressing needs; developing multidisciplinary care teams; finding alternatives to restraints; and integrating the family into the care team. Special programmes designed to accommodate patients, including special care units, in-house day care, nursing unit-based services and social day care, are described. Also explored are: legal and ethical issues related to dementia; reimbursement; staff training; and increasing costs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803951600
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 1,108,106
  • Product dimensions: 0.22 (w) x 0.33 (h) x 0.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Barry W Rovner
Overview of Dementia and the Nursing Home - Miriam K Aronson
Current Challenges in Dementia Care - Leonard Berg
A Physician's Perspective
Dementia Care - Miriam K Aronson
Program and Staff Variables
Approaches to Special Programming - Ronnie Grower et al
The Nursing Home Environment and Dementia Care - David M Dunkelman and Randi C Dressel
Families as an Integral Part of Dementia Care - Patricia Gaston
Strategies for Management of Behavioral Problems - Miriam K Aronson
The Reduction of Restraint Use in the Nursing Home - Donna Cox Post et al
Staffing Patterns and Training for Competent Dementia Care - Cynthia Frazier and Lila Sherlock
Legal Issues and Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia Care - Roberta S Goodman
Reimbursement Issues and the Future Direction of Nursing Home Care for Persons with Dementia - Mary Jane Koren, Paul Guastadisegni and Miriam K Aronson

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