Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care

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Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care

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  • Lee Hyer PhD, ABPP
  • Robert Intrieri PhD

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Older people are entering nursing homes later and sicker than ever before, thus presenting as more physically fragile and complex residents and requiring more advanced care and treatment. To this end, Hyer and Intrieri have gathered together a group of health care professionals who are genuinely dedicated to the care and research of long-term care (LTC) environments. This group seeks to push the envelope for improved use of professional time, effort, and input and in this remarkable book, share their ideas with you.

By applying the Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) model to various care settings, the editors are able to examine current LTC practices and existing psychosocial issues confronting older LTC patients; either support or challenge them; and offer suggestions and strategies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for improving the LTC system and residents' physical, psychological, emotional, and social health.

This book provides insight on the psychological issues facing long-term care residents for a plethora of health care professionals, including:

  • Physicians and geriatricians who care for older adults in the LTC system
  • Nurses and geriatric nurse specialists
  • Social workers
  • Activity coordinators
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists within an LTC setting who are seeking ways to explain behavior and empower the residents they care for
  • Psychologists and psychiatrists whose practice focuses on older adults

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 22, 2006
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826138453
  • EISBN 9780826138460

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Overview
  1. Perspective on Long-Term Care: Necessary and Unnecessary Practices, Lee Hyer and Robert Intrieri
  2. Evolving Trends in Long-term Care: The Ecology of Selective Optimization with Compensation, Amy L. Collins and Michael A. Smyer

  3. Part II: Basic Care
  4. Blending Mental Health Services into the Geriatric Medical Care of Long-Term Care Facility Residents, John Heath, Melissa Gartenberg, and Erinn E. Beagin

  5. Psychiatric Intervention in Long-Term Care, Shailaja Shah and William E. Reichman
  6. Treating Depression in Nursing Homes: Beyond the Medical Model Michael Duffy and Bradley Karlin

  7. Part III: "There is Still a Person in There"
  8. SOC, Personality, and Long Term Care, Victor Molinari, Frederick J. Kier, and Erlene Rosowsky
  9. Utilization of Self-Identity Roles in Individualized Activities Designed to Enhance Well-Being in Persons with Dementia, Aleksandra Parpura-Gill & Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
  10. The Influence of Changing Emotional Goals on the Psychological Well-Being of Nursing Home Residents, Paige E. Goodwin and Robert C. Intrieri
  11. Appliction of SOC Model to Care for Residents with Advanced Dementia, Ladislav Volicer and Joyce Simard

  12. Part IV: Training
  13. A Paradigm for Qualitative Research in Long-Term Care, Shannon Gould and Lee A. Hyer

  14. Meeting the Needs of Nursing Home Residents and Staff: The Informed Teams Model of Staff Development, Alan B. Stevens and Angela K. Hochhalter

  15. Part V: Interventions
  16. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Long-Term Care Patients with Dementia,A. Lynn Snow, David Powers, and Debra Liles

  17. Montessori-Based Dementia Programming™ in Long-Term Care: A Case Study of Disseminating and Intervention for Persons with Dementia, Cameron J. Camp

  18. Index