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 Ren 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.
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 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 Glossary