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Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA



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The only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the COTA, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 3rd Edition provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice, from wellness and prevention to death and dying. A discussion of foundational concepts includes aging trends and strategies for elder care, and coverage of emerging areas includes low-vision rehabilitation, mobility issues including driving, and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Expert authors René Padilla, Sue Byers-Connon, and Helene Lohman offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice. Unique! A focus on the occupational therapy assistant highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder clients. Case studies illustrate principles and help you apply what you've learned to actual situations. Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. Use of the term "elder" reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and helps to dispel myths about aging. A multidisciplinary approach demonstrates how the OT and the COTA can collaborate effectively. Unique! Attention to diverse populations and cultures prepares you to respect and care for clients of different backgrounds. Unique! The companion Evolve website makes review easier with more learning activities, references linked to MEDLINE abstracts, and links to related OT sites.Unique! A discussion of elder abuse, battered women, and literacy includes information on how the COTA can address these often-overlooked issues. New information on alternative treatment settings for elders reflects new trends in OT care. Updated information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations discusses the latest policies and how to incorporate the newest procedures into practice. Significant additions are made to the chapters on public policy, dementia, and oncology.

Table of Contents

Concepts of Aging
Aging Trends and Concepts
Social and Biological Theories of Aging
Aging Process
Psychological Aspects of Aging
Aging Well: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
The Regulation of Public Policy for Elders
Occupational Therapy Intervention with Elders
Application of Occupational Therapy Practice Models
Opportunities for Best Practice in Various Settings
Cultural Diversity of the Aging Population
Ethical Aspects in the Work with Elders
Working with Families and Caregivers of Elders
Addressing Sexuality of Elders
Use of Medications by Elders
Considerations of Mobility
Restraint Reduction
Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
Fall Prevention
Community Mobility
Working with Elders Who Have Vision Impairments
Working with Elders Who Have Hearing Impairments
Strategies to Maintain Continence in Elders
Working with Elders Who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents
Working with Elders Who Have Dementia and AlzheimerŐs Disease
Working with Elders Who Have Psychiatric Conditions
Working with Elders Who Have Orthopedic Conditions
Working with Elders Who Have Cardiovascular Conditions
Working with Elders Who Have Pulmonary Conditions
Working with Elders Who Have Oncological Conditions
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