Elder Care in Occupational Therapy

ISBN-10: 1556425279

ISBN-13: 9781556425271

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Sandra Cutler Lewis

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Elder Care in Occupational Therapy has been extensively revised into a new and completely updated second edition. This pragmatic text presents up-to-date information in a user-friendly format that seamlessly flows from one subject to the next. From wellness to hospice, Elder Care in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition offers a broad yet detailed discussion of occupational therapy practice that is devoted to older adults. A wide variety of topics are covered in a concise format, such as historical perspectives, theoretical insights, the aging process, and current interventional strategies, to name a few. Twenty informative appendices are also included that clarify issues such as Medicare coverage, community and clinical living arrangements, client-centered practice, exercise programs, evidence-based practice, and a summary of the newly adopted Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Additional features: Contains information about the most advanced scientific achievements that can ultimately affect occupational therapy. Lists new and updated resource materials. Presents case studies that provide theoretical considerations and Intervention methods. Clearly discusses exciting and new venues for occupational therapy programming. Explains fundamentals of documentation and current reimbursement issues. Perfect for the student or clinician, Elder Care in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition provides classic, professional information on theory, disease entities, and intervention in a comprehensive format.
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List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

About the Author
Older Adults and Gerontic Occupational Therapy
A Historical Outlook
Gerontic Occupational Therapy--A Definition
Historical Perspectives
Conceptual Models, Demographics, Life Development, and Occupational Activities
Conceptual Models Useful in Gerontic Occupational Therapy
Demographics of the Current and the Projected Elderly Population
Life Development in the Later Years: Theories of Aging and Development
Work, Retirement, Recreational, and Leisure Activities
Problems Arising in Caring for the Elderly
Abuse and Abandonment
Caregiver Needs
New Implications for Occupational Therapy in Developing Well Elderly Programs
Alternative Approaches in Gerontic Occupational Therapy
The Community-Based Occupational Therapist as a Services Coordinator
The Occupational Therapist as Ergonomist and Environmental Specialist
The Home Environment as an Area of Concern in the Community
The Occupational Therapist as Home Safety Consultant
Occupational Therapists Collaborating With Architects Regarding Housing and Institutional Needs
Unit 1 References
Case Studies 1 and 2
Life Span Changes and the Elderly, Death, and Dying
Biological, Psychosocial, and Cognitive Considerations in Aging
The Biological Factor
The Gene Revolution in Medicine
The Cardiovascular System
Heart Disease and Related Conditions
The Central Nervous System
The Sensory System and the Aging Process
The Genitourinary and Reproductive Systems
The Pulmonary/Respiratory System
The Gastrointestinal System
The Somatosensory System (Touch and Pain)
The Muscular System
The Skeletal System
Mental Health Concerns
Mental Health and Psychosocial Disorders in Older Adults
Late Life Depression
Dementia Syndrome of Depression (Pseudodementia)
Somatization (Formerly Known as Hypochondriacal Neurosis)
Alcohol Abuse
Drugs and the Elderly
Drugs, Safe Drug Management, and the Elderly
Revolution in the Drug Industry
Death, Dying, and Interventional Strategies With the Elderly
Death, Dying, the Hospice Movement, and Caring for the Terminally Ill Older Adult
Philosophical Considerations Involving Death
Hospice--The Early Years and Present History
The Role of Occupational Therapy in Hospice
Unit 2 References
Case Studies 3 and 4
Occupational Therapy Work Settings, Documentation, and Intervention Approaches
Work Settings
Acute Care Services
Rehabilitation Settings
Subacute Setting
Long-Term Care
Respite Care
Acute Psychiatric Care
Long-Term Psychiatric Facilities
Adult Day Care
Home Health Care
Senior Center Programs
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Work Positions
The Employee
The Consultant
The Private Contractor
The Private Practitioner
The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment
Marketing Occupational Therapy Services
The Clinician as Manager
Cultural Considerations
Cultural Competency
Cultural Communication and Occupational Therapy
The Evaluation
The Intervention Plan
The Initial Contact Note
Progress Notes
The Discharge/Discontinuation Report
Specific Occupational Therapy Evaluation Formats and Checklists
Specific Safety Checklists
Resources Concerned With Evaluations and Assessments
Specific Intervention Programs and Modalities
Cognitive Programming in Dementia
Cognitive Programs and Modalities Useful With Brain Trauma and Neurological Disorders
Mental Health and the Older Adult
Therapeutic Group Programs for the Chronically Ill
Socially Oriented Programs
The Life Review and Reminiscence
Developmentally Delayed Older Adults
Physical Disabilities and Occupational Therapy Intervention Approaches
Visual Dysfunction and Intervention for Older Adults
Perception and Perceptual Motor Dysfunction
Praxis and Apraxia
Cerebrovascular Accident and Occupational Therapy Intervention Approaches
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Occupational Therapy Intervention
Cardiac Rehabilitation in Late Life
Intervention for Parkinson's Disease
Cancer and Occupational Therapy Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Occupational Therapy Intervention
Osteoarthritis and Occupational Therapy Intervention
Falls, Fear of Falling, and Fall Prevention
Causes of Falls
Occupational Therapy Intervention Regarding Fall Prevention in the Community
Safety Assessment Tools
Environmental Safety Concerns
Occupational Therapy and Orthopedic Management
Seating, Positioning, and Wheeled Mobility Intervention
Problems Involving Seating Systems
Evaluations, Assessments, and Measurements in Seating
Mobility Bases
Wheelchair Orientation
Seating Systems
Problem Solving Involving Sacral Sitting/The Slider
Wheelchair Transfer Techniques and Vehicle Safety Transit
Wheelchair/Vehicle Safety Transport
Arts and Crafts as a Modality and Leisure Skill Development
Task-Focused Activity Analysis
Intervention Objectives
Leisure Skill Development
Interest Checklists and Other Types of Assessments
The Role of Occupational Therapy
Home Health
Intervention Concerns
Home Modification
Driving and the Older Adult
The Clinical Assessment/Evaluation
Vehicle Selection
Van Selection
Other Screening Tools
Behind-the-Wheel Assessment
Recommendations to the Client
Safe Driving Prevention Programs
Surrendering the License
Unit 3 References
Case Studies 5 through 12
Reimbursement Issues (including PPS) in the United States
PACE: The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (United States)
Evaluation and Assessment Resources in Gerontic Occupational Therapy
Associations and Organizations Relating to Gerontology
Healthy People 2010 (United States)
Consciousness-Raising Programs to Promote Positive Attitudes Concerning the Elderly
Exercise Components for Well-Being and Fitness
Living Arrangements and the Elderly
Modifying and Designing Living Arrrangements
Universal Design
Assisted Living Facilities and Occupational Therapy
Ways in Which Color Contrast Can Be Achieved
Rethinking Preretirement Planning and the Role of Occupational Therapy
Looking Beyond Traditional Intervention in Cardiovascular Accidents
An Emerging Opportunity: Life Care Management and Occupational Therapy
Client-Centered Practice
OT/OTA Roles and Relationships
Evidence-Based Practice
The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process--A Summary
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