- 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.
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
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