|About the Book|
Increasing the Quality of Life for the Older Adult can be used by family care providers, activity professionals, therapists, personal trainers, nurses, social workers, nursing home directors, and any other professionals looking to offer current trends of comprehensive quality care. 1. In the first section, titled Caregivers Education Manual, Brhel provides useful information on the aging process, a bio-psychosocial approach to aging issues, addressing special needs, adaptive equipment, Alzheimers, standardized testing, and much more. Her explanations of each subject are clear and concise, making the scientificaspect of geriatric care easy for anyone to understand. 2. In Brhels Older Adult Activity Guide one will find strategically planned activities with detailed instructions. 3. In the final section, Clinicians Workbook, Brhel has created the Recreational Objective Observational Forms. (R.O.O.F.- Patent pending) These forms are straightforward and provide a simple tool to track the progress of the older adult within each domain of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional well- being. . Additionally, these forms offer tangible documentation to share with the older adult, their families, treatment team, and facility resource department and surveyors. This tool can be advantageous to nursing homes, adult daycare centers and assisted living environments.