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Occupational Therapy with Elders

Strategies for the COTA

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.

Book, 400 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09477-1


  • Section One: Concepts of Aging

    1. Aging Trends and Concepts

    2. Social and Biological Theories of Aging

    3. 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. Application of 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 Sexuality of Elders

    13. Use of Medications by Elders

    14. Considerations of Mobility

    Part A: Restraint Reduction

    Part B: Wheelchair Seating and Positioning

    Part C: Fall Prevention

    Part D: 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

    19. Working with Elders Who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents

    20. Working with Elders Who Have Dementia and AlzheimerÕs 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



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