Get the focused foundation you need to successfully work with older adults. Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 4th Edition is the only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the certified occupational therapy assistant. It provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice - from wellness and prevention to death and dying. Expert authors Helene Lohman, Sue Byers-Connon, and René Padilla offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice. You will come away with a strong foundation in aging trends and strategies for elder care in addition to having a deep understanding of emerging areas such as low-vision rehabilitation, driving and mobility issues, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, new technological advancements, health literacy, public policy, dignity therapy, and more. Plus, you will benefit from 20 additional evidence briefs and numerous case studies to help apply all the information you learn to real-life practice. It's the focused, evidence-based, and client-centered approach that every occupational therapy assistant needs to effectively care for today's elder patients.
Section One: Concepts of Aging
1. Aging trends and concepts 2. Biological and social theories of aging 3. The 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. 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 sexual activity 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. Dysphagia and other eating and 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
Byers-Connon, Sue Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR.
Padilla, Rene Creighton University, Omaha, NE.