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Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care / Edition 1

Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care / Edition 1


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Older people are entering nursing homes later and sicker than ever before, thus presenting as more physically fragile and complex residents and requiring more advanced care and treatment. To this end, Hyer and Intrieri have gathered together a group of health care professionals who are genuinely dedicated to the care and research of long-term care (LTC) environments. This group seeks to push the envelope for improved use of professional time, effort, and input and in this remarkable book, share their ideas with you.

By applying the Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) model to various care settings, the editors are able to examine current LTC practices and existing psychosocial issues confronting older LTC patients; either support or challenge them; and offer suggestions and strategies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for improving the LTC system and residents' physical, psychological, emotional, and social health.

This book provides insight on the psychological issues facing long-term care residents for a plethora of health care professionals, including:

  • Physicians and geriatricians who care for older adults in the LTC system
  • Nurses and geriatric nurse specialists
  • Social workers
  • Activity coordinators
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists within an LTC setting who are seeking ways to explain behavior and empower the residents they care for
  • Psychologists and psychiatrists whose practice focuses on older adults

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826138453
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/22/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Leon A. Hyer, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Mercer School of Medicine and the Georgia Neurosurgical Institute. He is board certified in psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Hyer is a fellow of several divisions of the American Psychological Association; International Society of Traumatic Stress; and the Gerontological Society of America. He has been a Professor of Psychiatry for many years at the Medical College of Georgia and Veterans Administration, and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson. He is the recipient of several awards in the VA, as well as the Distinguished Researcher award from Psychologists in Long-Term Care (2005) and Mentor of the Year, APA Division of Clinical Psychology (2007). His professional contributions are comprised of over 200 articles and book chapters, and three books. He has been the clinical editor of several journals, as well as a reviewer. He currently has several grants on topics ranging from pain, cognitive training, cognitive assessment, and depression/anxiety, all related to older adults.

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Table of Contents




    Part I: Overview

  1. Perspective on Long-Term Care: Necessary and Unnecessary Practices, Lee Hyer and Robert Intrieri
  2. Evolving Trends in Long-term Care: The Ecology of Selective Optimization with Compensation, Amy L. Collins and Michael A. Smyer
  3. Part II: Basic Care

  4. Blending Mental Health Services into the Geriatric Medical Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents, John Heath, Melissa Gartenberg, and Erinn E. Beagin
  5. Psychiatric Intervention in Long-Term Care, Shailaja Shah and William E. Reichman
  6. Treating Depression in Nursing Homes: Beyond the Medical Model
    Michael Duffy and Bradley Karlin
  7. Part III: "There is Still a Person in There"

  8. SOC, Personality, and Long Term Care, Victor Molinari, Frederick J. Kier, and Erlene Rosowsky
  9. Utilization of Self-Identity Roles in Individualized Activities Designed to Enhance Well-Being in Persons with Dementia, Aleksandra Parpura-Gill & Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
  10. The Influence of Changing Emotional Goals on the Psychological Well-Being of Nursing Home Residents, Paige E. Goodwin and Robert C. Intrieri
  11. Appliction of SOC Model to Care for Residents with Advanced Dementia, Ladislav Volicer and Joyce Simard
  12. Part IV: Training

  13. A Paradigm for Qualitative Research in Long-Term Care, Shannon Gould and Lee A. Hyer
  14. Meeting the Needs of Nursing Home Residents and Staff: The Informed Teams Model of Staff Development, Alan B. Stevens and Angela K. Hochhalter
  15. Part V: Interventions

  16. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Long-Term Care Patients with Dementia,A. Lynn Snow, David Powers, and Debra Liles
  17. Montessori-Based Dementia Programming™ in Long-Term Care: A Case Study of Disseminating and Intervention for Persons with Dementia, Cameron J. Camp
  18. Index

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Drs. Hyer and Intrieri have designed and edited a bold new text on long term care - challenging views about the management of psychiatric issues, individualizing behavioral interventions to maximize self-identity, offering cutting-edge applications of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and promoting novel staff training models and treatment team structures. This is a treatise that will spark discussion and ultimately enhance substantially the quality of life of long term care residents. Bravo!"
--Peter M. Aupperle, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

"…[A]n outstanding overview of contemporary work being done to the improve the care of aged persons whose medical, social, and psychological circumstances cause them to require placement in nursing homes and long-term care facilities....I found the research, program development, and innovative strategies presented in this book to be refreshing and rewarding. This edited volume coherently brings together a broad, contemporary range of chapters related to medical, psychological, ecological, social, and management issues that directly address many of the problems faced by those who practice in the field of service delivery to nursing home and extended care facilities. The book maintains its focus throughout on the individual as an active agent in his or her life choices....There is a strong recognition of the integral role individualized assessment and programming plays in optimizing the unique assets and interests brought to the setting by each resident....Policymakers, nursing home administrators, and geriatricians in all fields of education and practice will find this edited volume of theory and clinical research and treatment strategies exceptionally useful."
--Annie Lee Jones in PsycCRITIQUES, Volume 51, Issue 44

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