Occupational Therapy with Elders

3rd Edition

Strategies for the COTA


  • Rene Padilla
  • Sue Byers-Connon
  • Helene Lohman
  • Key Features

    • 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.

    Table of Contents

    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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