Activities For Older People In Care Homes

Autore: Sarah Crockett
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008390
Grandezza: 42,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2857

When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how to assess a resident for suitable activities, activity planning, timetabling, budgeting and money-stretching, as well as more subtle issues such as how to enthuse residents and staff to join in and how to deal with resistance from colleagues. An A-Z of inventive ideas and step-by-step instructions for activities as wide-ranging as arts and crafts, cooking, exercise, gardening, meditation, music, reminiscence, themed days and trips out is also included. Offering peer-to-peer advice and encouragement as well as a wealth of practical ideas and suggestions, this is essential reading for all those involved in activity planning for older people, including those with dementia, in care homes.

The Good Practice Guide To Therapeutic Activities With Older People In Care Settings

Autore: Tessa Perrin
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1351698591
Grandezza: 63,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2391

There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision. Written by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), a charity whose remit is to set standards and disseminate knowledge of good practice in activity provision and to support activity providers who work in care settings for older people, this guide offers: a model of good practice in one concise volume; a benchmark against which activity providers can measure and evaluate their practice; clear links to current national standards; guidance for care home owners and managers who wish to respond to the recent government initiatives on providing activities for their clients; and a call for clinical governance in the emerging 'profession' of activity provision.

How To Make Your Care Home Fun

Autore: Sue Rolfe
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428814
Grandezza: 23,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7097

As we grow older, our need to be engaged in interesting activities does not diminish and is vital to our quality of life. How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personal care plans and not simply regarded as an add on to medical care. The author also examines how care homes are run and regulated in the light of recent legislation and considers the services provided by care homes and areas of potential deficiency. The book offers a wide selection of activities that can be used with people of all abilities and have greatly improved quality of life for elderly people in care. Highlighting the value of nursing that caters for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs, this book is an ideal resource for care home professionals and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of elderly people in care.

Restorative Care Nursing For Older Adults

Autore: Barbara Resnick
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826124548
Grandezza: 77,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6438


Providing Good Care At Night For Older People

Autore: Heather Wilkinson
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002495
Grandezza: 29,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6547

The experiences and needs of residents and patients in nursing and care homes are very different at night, and this is particularly true for those with dementia. Yet nursing and care homes are not always inspected with the same rigour at night as they are during the day, and night staff do not always receive the same levels of training, resources and supervision as day staff. This book provides night staff, their managers and anyone else with an interest in care homes during the night with the information, knowledge and practical skills they need to deliver positive and appropriate care at night. The authors look at all of the issues that are particularly pertinent in caring for older people at night, including nutrition and hydration, continence, challenging behaviour, medication, night time checking, pain management and end of life care. They also look at the impact that working at night has on care staff, and offer practical suggestions to help them to safeguard their own health. The final chapter provides a set of night time care guidelines for inspectors that can also be used by managers to evaluate night time practices in their homes. This book is essential reading for night staff and their managers and employers, as well as inspectors of services, policy makers, and anyone else with an interest in the provision of care for older people.

Functional Fitness For Older Adults

Autore: Patricia A. Brill
Editore: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736046565
Grandezza: 69,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3341

Functional Fitness for Older Adultsis an illustrated guide for activity professionals working with adults over the age of 65--especially those who are unable to complete activities of daily living because of poor functional fitness levels. This guide provides you with physical activity programs that are proven to be both safe and effective for improving the functional performance levels of your participants as well as improving their health-related quality of life. The guide includes a variety of specialized activity programs that are developed to meet the specific needs of older adults. They are designed to improve upper- and lower-body strength, balance, range of motion, and functional performance. Each exercise program is approximately 20 to 30 minutes long and works easily with busy schedules, a variety of participants'' needs, and institutional budgets. Specific guidelines are included for working with older adults with arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, or stroke. Extensive research has verified that the guidelines and programs are safe and will result in significant functional gains for most participants. There are nine activity programs to choose from. Three are basic strength training programs that are designed for different fitness levels, with each program including exercises to strengthen the major muscle groups needed for performing daily activities. One program is a walking and wheeling program for cardiovascular conditioning. The five remaining programs address specific functional needs, disabilities, and health concerns, including balance and mobility problems, incontinence, and dementia. These five programs may be offered in conjunction with one of the three strength training programs. Most of the programs may be conducted either on an individual basis or in a group setting, and both seated and standing exercises are included. These nine cost-effective programs offer safe and effective strategies for developing the functional performance levels of you participants. The functional fitness programs enable you to improve the quality of life for your older adult population, help those who are functional to maintain or improve their functional level, enable others to regain the ability to participate in activities that are meaningful, and increase the degree of independence for most. The general fitness programs provide an easy-to-difficult progression: -Lift to Function increases lower-body strength. -Squeeze to Function increases upper-body strength. -Strengthen to Function increases both lower- and upper-body strength. -Walk ''n'' Wheel to Function improves cardiovascular fitness. -Balance to Function reduces participants'' chances of falling. The specialized programs enable you to address the specific functional needs of those with decreased ability to walk, incontinence, and dementia; and those who are wheelchair- or bed-bound also have specialized programs: -Step Up to Function improves circulation and strength needed for walking or climbing stairs. -Hold It to Function targets specific muscle groups to help reduce incontinence. -Remember to Function helps decrease behavioral disturbances such as wandering and agitation in those who have dementia. -Move to Function is designed for those who cannot stand and are bedridden because of muscle weakness or illness. Functional Fitness for Older Adultsincludes materials that make it easy for you to conduct the programs. All exercises are organized into warm-up and cool-down exercises, upper-body exercises, lower-body sitting exercises, lower-body standing exercises, and seated modifications. Included are individual and group balance activities, foot exercises, and walking and wheeling activities. All exercise descriptions list the muscles worked and instructions for performing the exercise. Many also feature adaptations to the exercise, suggestions for those needing more of a challenge, and ideas for making the activities fun. You''ll find illustrated summary sheets to use as handy program guides for each of the nine programs. These sheets can be easily photocopied, then enlarged and laminated to create a "cheat sheet" for conducting each session. As those who have worked with older adults know, this population is notorious for not wanting to exercise, yet exercise is often the only thing that enables them to retain or regain a reasonable quality of life. The guide provides information on motivating frail or potentially frail elders to participate and keep participating: -Using goals and assessments to motivate -Strategies that encourage new residents of group living accommodations to join exercise programs -Vocabulary to use that will help you avoid turning potential participants off to the idea of physical activity -Turning exercise sessions into social occasions -Rewards and other types of positive reinforcement The exercise instructions, abundant illustrations, and program guides put all the information you need to teach exercises and lead programs at your fingertips. Functional Fitness for Older Adultsis the most comprehensive guide you''ll find to build your repertoire of programs for elders who want to improve their overall quality of life by increasing their physical abilities.

The Care Home Handbook

Autore: Graham Mulley
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111869032X
Grandezza: 15,43 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 139

“I would recommend each Home purchase a copy”-Ian Turner, Chair, Registered Nursing Home Association “Identifies a gap in the sector and offers apractical means of addressing the need.”- Des Kelly, OBE,Executive Director, National Care Forum The Care Home Handbook has one aim: to improve the careand wellbeing of residents in care homes. It informs, reminds andrefreshes the reader's knowledge, enabling care homes to meet theessential standards of care required of them. Aimed at all nurses and healthcare assistants working in carehomes, this invaluable, unique and jargon-free resource will helpstaff deliver skilful care, prevent poor practice, and buildknowledge and confidence when working with older people. Groundedin everyday practice, this handbook promotes professional andperson-centred care that is safe, high-quality, caring andcompassionate. It features sections on the resident’sjourney, values and standards, core nursing skills, common clinicalconditions, medicines management, infection control, and risk.

Care Homes For Older People

Autore: Department of Health
Editore: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780113226078
Grandezza: 15,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9900

Care Homes for Older People : National Minimum Standards - Care Home Regulations

Nursing Case Studies On Improving Health Related Quality Of Life In Older Adults

Autore: Meredith Wallace Kazer
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826127037
Grandezza: 72,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 645

Features evidence-based, practical and effective strategies for creating and maintaining optimal quality of life in older adults This globally focused resource integrates sound research evidence, real-life case scenarios, and effective, practical strategies to address a key health care initiative of the 21st century--optimal quality of life for older adults. Distinguished by its broad and global outlook, the book includes contributions from an international cadre of widely published scholars and is designed for easy integration into traditional nursing education curricula. The book explores the experiences of older adults at home, and in acute and primary care, assisted living, nursing home and hospice environments and examines their needs for dealing with multiple, differentiated health, spiritual, and emotional considerations. The book addresses all four domains of quality of life as set forth by the World Health Organization. A detailed and multi-dimensional case study opens each chapter, followed by subjective and objective data focusing on the quality of life domain addressed. Articulation and definition of each quality of life issue is presented along with the incidence and prevalence of the problem. Several cases addressing issues older adults encounter in preventing and managing acute and chronic disease serve as a clinical resource guide, with their emphasis on clinical reasoning. Another outstanding feature of the book is its comprehensive, synthesized literature reviews with approximately 20 references for each issue. These reviews deliver the best evidence in the field and offer effective strategies. Generalist and advanced practice (AP) nursing roles in promoting quality of life as well as cultural considerations are also covered. Each chapter concludes with a bulleted summary of tips for promoting quality of life accompanied by clinical reasoning questions. Content is organized compatibly with the Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner Certification Test Plan. Key Features: Addresses key quality of life education and practice initiatives advanced by leading gerontology organizations worldwide Includes detailed, multi-faceted case studies reflecting extensive, current evidence-based literature Describes practical, cost-effective strategies aimed at maintaining health Disseminates the universally applicable perspectives of international scholars of global aging Provides content compatible with the Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner Certification Test Plan

Community Resources For Older Adults

Autore: Robbyn R. Wacker
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 1412951291
Grandezza: 31,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9050

How have programs for older adults evolved? Who uses these resources? How are they delivered? And what challenges do service providers face in meeting the needs of the aging baby-boom generation? Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change, Third Edition, answers these and other critical questions by providing a theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape older adults’ likelihood to seek assistance.

The Health And Care Of Older People In Care Homes

Editore: Royal College of Physicians
ISBN: 1860161375
Grandezza: 43,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7128

Quality At Home For Older People

Autore: Norma Victoria Raynes
Editore: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861343523
Grandezza: 19,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6944

The government's NHS Plan emphasises the importance of services based on users' views. This useful report provides practical guidance on how to ensure that older people's views are heard and acted on, and their views monitored, in relation to service quality. It makes recommendations for ensuring that listening to older people's views becomes an integral part of home care service provision.

The Concise Guide To Physiotherapy Volume 2 E Book

Autore: Tim Ainslie
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702052906
Grandezza: 14,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1900

This exciting new resource is designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently treating patients in a range of physiotherapy areas outside the ‘core’ areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology. Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placement or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific treatment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties. A wealth of online learning resources are also available with the Guide, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters. Used along with The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 1 Assessment, Volume 2 Treatment will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist. A blend of resources providing an insight into the ‘non core’ areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the treatment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered. Easy access to nuggets of information on 17 ‘non core’ speciality areas, including burns and plastics, learning disabilities and rehabilitation A handy quick reference tool for both students and physiotherapists Access to online resources including, reference lists, an image bank, 51 cases studies and over 300 MCQs!

Restorative Care Nursing For Older Adults

Autore: Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826133854
Grandezza: 30,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9085

Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This is a terrific text with good basic information and a level of detail, tools, and practicality that make it a useful resource to get older adults mobilized in any setting."--The Gerontologist "[This] book provides a practical hands-on perspective for implementing function focused care in all settings...[It] is a unique resource that is relevant for all nurses and health care providers working with older adults. In addition to addressing functional decline, function-focused care provides a fresh and practical solution to many of the problems that tend to arise with older adults such as infections, falls, and pressure ulcers all known to be associated with immobility." From the Foreword by Colin Milner CEO, International Council on Active Aging "This book encourages individualization, which is difficult to achieve with more prescriptive approaches. This second edition includes chapters on cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care, all of which are so important in long-term care. I found it to be very motivating in the way it helped me apply the philosophy and strategies to elders with whom I come in contact. I would highly recommend this book to anyone working with elders. Score: 95, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews The purpose of restorative care nursing (often referred to as function-focused care) is to take an active role in helping older adults maintain their highest level of function, thereby preventing excess disability. This is the only volume to educate caregivers about both the philosophy of restorative care and how to integrate it into all care settings for older adults. Now in its second edition, the text contains updated content in each chapter along with two entirely new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care. The book provides a complete six-week education program in restorative care for nurses and other caregivers, numerous practical suggestions for beneficial activities that will enhance function, and strategies for motivating both older adults and caregivers to engage in restorative care. Woven throughout the text is research that documents the benefits and expected outcomes of restorative care. The book also includes the requirements for restorative care across all settings, and the necessary documentation. Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults will help formal and informal caregivers and administrators at all levels assimilate the philosophy of restorative care and be able to develop and implement successful restorative care programs. This New Edition Features: Completely updated information, including two new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care A six-week education program that teaches practical application of restorative care nursing Helpful suggestions and strategies for motivating older adults and caregivers Education materials designed for nursing home, assisted living, and acute care settings, including required documentation and goal-setting forms Educational materials for family caregivers

Pathy S Principles And Practice Of Geriatric Medicine

Autore: Alan J. Sinclair
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119954142
Grandezza: 41,84 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7479

This new edition of the comprehensive and renowned textbook Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine offers a fully revised and updated review of geriatric medicine. It covers the full spectrum of the subject, features 41 new chapters, and provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practical information about the varied medical problems of ageing citizens. The three editors, from UK, USA and France, have ensured that updated chapters provide a global perspective of geriatric medicine, as well as reflect the changes in treatment options and medical conditions which have emerged since publication of the 4th edition in 2006. The book includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases, and features a new section on end-of-life care. In the tradition of previous editions, this all-encompassing text continues to be a must-have text for all clinicians who deal with older people, particularly geriatric medical specialists, gerontologists, researchers, and general practitioners. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store. Praise for the 4th edition: " excellent reference for learners at all clinical and preclinical levels and a useful contribution to the geriatric medical literature." —Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2006 5th edition selected for 2012 Edition of Doody's Core TitlesTM

Drama Activities With Older Adults

Autore: Anne Thurman
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135848262
Grandezza: 13,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 404

Lead older adults in creative drama activities. This practical handbook provides step-by-step instructions for conducting over 50 introductory activities to stimulate the senses, awaken the imagination, activate body movement, encourage interaction, and stimulate verbal communication with the elderly. Written primarily for activity, recreation, and program directors of community/day care centers and in retirement homes who have some interest in drama but no formal training, Drama Activities With Older Adults features a wide array of group work skills. A number of complete model session plans are included which feature objectives, lists of materials needed, procedures for setting up the dramatic situation, and methods for evaluation.

Designing A Better Day

Autore: Keith Diaz Moore
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884153
Grandezza: 67,61 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2041

As the U.S. population ages, adult day services have become an integral component in the continuum of care for elderly people. Providing a variety of social and medical services for cognitively or physically impaired elderly people who otherwise might reside in institutions, these facilities can be found in a variety of building types, from purpose-built facilities to the proverbial church basement. They also vary widely in their philosophies, case mix, funding mechanisms, and services. In this interdisciplinary study, Keith Diaz Moore, Lyn Dally Geboy, and Gerald D. Weisman offer guidance for planning and designing good-quality adult day services centers. They encourage architects, caregivers, and staff members to think beyond the building, organizational mission, and staffing structure to conceive of the place that emerges as an interrelated system of people, programming, and physical setting. Through case studies, thoughtful explanations, and well-crafted illustrations, Designing a Better Day provides caregivers, architects, and administrators tools with which they can make qualitative changes for participants and their families. Organized into three parts—creating awareness, increasing understanding, and taking action—this book will be a key resource for professionals involved in creating and maintaining effective adult day services centers.

Health Illness And Optimal Aging Second Edition

Autore: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826193471
Grandezza: 78,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1007

"Aldwin and Gilmer have supplied an interesting textual model for examining health, illness, and aging. Their homogenized approach to aging research is refreshing and insightful."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly "Clearly written at a level for college students, this is an excellent resource on aging...Highly recommended.--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since the first edition was published. From a physical perspective, the text examines age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. Coverage of the psychosocial aspects of aging encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. The authors address demographic, theoretical, and methodological issues on aging, including a worldwide overview of aging demographics. The book reviews biological and psychosocial theories and offers much-needed information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research. It discusses the aging of the major organ systems, the brain and sensory systems, and the endocrine and immune systems; basic anatomy and physiology; normal, impaired, and optimal aging; and functional health. Psychosocial factors that affect health are addressed, including the interplay between physical health and mental health, stress, coping, and social support. The text also covers current issues in social gerontology, including such promising new trends as gerontechnology and Green Houses, and provides information on health promotion programs. New to the Second Edition: Information involving retirement, volunteer opportunities, housing, and adaptation to health changes Coverage of economics and aging, including information on social security and other retirement income and the future of Medicare and Medicaid Significant new information about the regulatory systems Revised and updated chapters on death and dying and optimal aging Discussions on two models of optimal aging and valuable tips for its promotion URLs to relevant websites for additional information

Nursing In Care Homes

Autore: Linda Nazarko
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405151854
Grandezza: 70,55 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5605

Nursing in Care Homes is a practical guide for nurses of all levelsworking in care homes. It is directly relevant to everyday practiceand covers clinical issues such as continence care, wound care,infection control, and nutrition, as well as information on a widerange of issues including legal requirements, care home standards,and liasing with social and health care services. The revised andupdated second edition includes new chapters on maximisingabilities, risk management, stroke, and diabetes and calls upon therecommendations of the National Service Framework for Older Peopleand the requirements of the Care Standards Act (2002). Concise and easy to follow, Nursing in Care Homes is anessential guide to skilled professional care for all nurses in carehomes. It will also be invaluable to nursing students undertakingtheir placements in care homes.

Innovations In Activities For The Elderly

Autore: David Cook
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317840445
Grandezza: 64,63 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8908

Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs.