Special Care Programs for People with Dementia

Special Care Programs for People with Dementia

As knowledge increases regarding ways to deal with specific aspects of
dementia , special care programs can be tailored to the individual needs of
residents . The best way to provide care to people with dementia , particularly in
residential ...

Author: Stephanie B. Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822018666552

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Identifies the 10 leading problems facing special care units (SCUs) for those with dementia and offers practical suggestions for dealing with each of them, addressing issues such as training, activities, clinical issues, sexuality, family concerns, interior design and renovation of the SCU, and maxi
Categories: Political Science

Special care units for people with Alzheimer s and other dementias consumer education research regulatory and reimbursement issues

Special care units for people with Alzheimer s and other dementias   consumer education  research  regulatory  and reimbursement issues

for 'An Day Care Center for Nursing Home Patients” (89); Program” (173);
Johnson and “Quest for Life” (21 1); and ... to a special care unit, some nursing
homes have specialized programs for residents with dementia in nonspecialized
units.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428928176

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Special care units for people with Alzheimer s and other dementias consumer education research regulatory and reimbursement issues

Special care units for people with Alzheimer s and other dementias   consumer education  research  regulatory  and reimbursement issues

for 'An Day Care Center for Nursing Home Patients” (89); Program” (173);
Johnson and “Quest for Life” (21 1); and ... to a special care unit, some nursing
homes have specialized programs for residents with dementia in nonspecialized
units.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428921375

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Behaviors in Dementia

Behaviors in Dementia

Case management programs offer single - entry access to a variety of social ,
medical , ancillary , supportive , and concrete services that provide a ... In S.B.
Hoffman & M. Kaplan ( Eds . ) , Special care programs for people with dementia (
pp .

Author: Mary Kaplan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056257077

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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Based on the philosophy that the challenging behaviors often exhibited by dementia or Alzheimer's patients can mostly be attributed to efforts to satisfy basic needs in a bewildering environment, 15 articles explain preventive measures, intervention strategies, and staff training methods developed to manage those behaviors in long-term care facilities and dementia-specific care units. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Medical

The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease

The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease

Because our health care system is designed more to rescue people from death
than to make dying less burdensome, the development of ... It is important to
develop more special care units in nursing homes, units that are shaped by a
commitment to the principle that ... home caregivers in the principles of affirmative
dementia care, and providing respite services and community programs
considerable.

Author: Stephen G. Post

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801870156

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Society today, writes Stephen Post, is "hypercognitive": it places inordinate emphasis on people's powers of rational thinking and memory. Thus, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, which over an extended period incrementally rob patients of exactly those functions, raise many dilemmas. How are we to view—and value—persons deprived of what some consider the most important human capacities? In the second edition of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease, Post updates his highly praised account of the major ethical issues relating to dementia care. With chapters organized to follow the progression from mild to severe and then terminal stages of dementia, Post discusses topics including the experience of dementia, family caregiving, genetic testing for Alzheimer disease, quality of life, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. New to this edition are sections dealing with end-of-life issues (especially artificial nutrition and hydration), the emerging cognitive-enhancing drugs, distributive justice, spirituality, and hospice, as well as a critique of rationalistic definitions of personhood. The last chapter is a new summary of practical solutions useful to family members and professionals.
Categories: Medical

Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Communities

Rogers explains,“If nursing staff or an in-home caregiver does things for people
that they can do for themselves, you run ... SPECIALIZED. PROGRAMS. FOR.
DEMENTIA. CARE. ENVIRONMENTS. Operators who specialize in dementia
care ...

Author: Benjamin W. Pearce

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402390

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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The demand for residential communities for seniors rises as the U.S. population continues to age. This growth means that new administrators and staff members often are learning by trial and error the complicated task of delivering high-quality and consistent services to elderly persons. While many new facilities have been successful, others have been plagued by a variety of administrative and financial difficulties. Senior Living Communities remains the definitive guide to managing these facilities. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, Benjamin W. Pearce offers a wealth of sound advice and practical solutions. He discusses resident relations, operating methods, staffing ratios, department management, cost containment, sales and marketing strategies, techniques of financial analysis, budgeting, and human resources. New chapters address issues particular to dementia care and architecture, and the appendix contains a department-by-department audit of senior living operations. From the front lines to the boardroom, this book should be a part of every decision-making process for improving and maintaining assisted living, congregate, and continuing care retirement communities.
Categories: Medical

Teaching Dementia Care

Teaching Dementia Care

innovative providers recognized that ambulatory people with dementia needed
an alternative to traditional home care or nursing home care. They designed
special residential, nursing home, home care, and day care programs. Most of
the ...

Author: Nancy L. Mace

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880421

Category: Medical

Page: 357

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Nancy L. Mace, coauthor of The 36-Hour Day, has created the ultimate teachers' guide for dementia care training. Rich with information and with tools for effective communication between teacher and student, the text supplies instructors with in-depth lessons and includes relevant charts, tables, and handouts, which may be customized to suit specific programs.
Categories: Medical

End Stage Dementia Care

End Stage Dementia Care

Adult Day Care Specialized adult day care programs emerged in the 1980s as a
number of states provided funds for Alzheimer's disease services. These
programs provided the family with some respite, making it possible for persons to
remain ...

Author: C. R. Kovach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135841034

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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People with mid-stage dementia are served by special care units in long-term care facilities, although as these residents deteriorate, they are transferred out of the unit and into a general nursing home unit. These nursing homes are not equipped to deal with palliative needs of end-stage dementia care. The book addresses those needs. With this in mind, Part One examines the stages of dementia end-stage in particular. Other chapters in this section provide background on the hospice movement and hospice concepts; the idea of maintaining personhood; and administration of a late-stage care unit. Part Two focuses on treatment approaches for common needs in end-stage dementia - medical and physical care; a supportive environment; the fundamentals of care; psychopharmacology; and therapeutic activities. Part 3 contains chapters on family-centred care; legal and ethical issues; programme evaluation; and future opportunities.
Categories: Psychology

Interventions for Alzheimer s Disease

Interventions for Alzheimer s Disease

Factors determining the decision to institutionalize dementing individuals : A
prospective study . Gerontologist , 33 ( 6 ) , 714–720 ... In S.B. Hoffman & M.
Kaplan ( Eds . ) , Special care programs for people with dementia ( pp . 1–15 ) .
Baltimore ...

Author: Ruth M. Tappen

Publisher: Health Professions Press

ISBN: UOM:39015041763064

Category: Medical

Page: 239

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This book is written for professionals who find themselves responsible for the planning, administrations, or provision of services for the increasing number of older people with Alzheimer's disease and the related dementing diseases. It provides a background for understanding the disease itself and suggests a wide range of potentially effective interventions for people in the early, middle, and late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Most important, this information is provided within a framework of care and concern for the person with the disease and an emphasis on honoring the person's rights to respect, privacy, and preservation of dignity. This compregensive, easy-to-read volume distills the critical information you need from current research and translates it into effective methods of care that can improve individual's functional abilities and well-being from the early to the end stages of the disease.
Categories: Medical

Interventions in Dementia Care

Interventions in Dementia Care

Specialized dementia care units . Baltimore ... Acquisition and long term retention
of gross motor skill in Alzheimer ' s disease patients under constant and varied
practice conditions . Journal ... Special care programs for people with dementia .

Author: Mortimer Powell Lawton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047716066

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

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Interventions in dementia care - toward improving quality of life.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Nursing Older People

Nursing Older People

Similarly, the quality of life of people with dementia living in special care units
with home-like design features has been ... care setting itself, as a place to
provide care for a group of people with different needs, can lead to everyday
activities ...

Author: Rhonda Nay

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729578981

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.
Categories: Medical

Losing a Million Minds

Losing a Million Minds

Dementia is at the margin of both medical care and mental health services.
Patients may be seen by a family physician, an internist, a neurologist, or a
psychiatrist, and each specialty has its own orientation for diagnosis and
treatment.

Author: Office of Technology Assessment

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 1410202399

Category: Medical

Page: 548

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Prepared at the request of several committees of Congress, this report discusses the medical, social, political, and financial aspects of dementia in the elderly and assesses the impact of these diseases on the Nation. The U.S. Office of Technology Assessment published this first government report on Alzheimer's disease in 1987.
Categories: Medical

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Possibly the public primary care system is not responsive to the needs of people
with dementia, and cases of dementia remain largely unattended. At present,
public healthcare services do not offer any special services for older people.

Author: Hugo de Waal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118378687

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Dementia is increasingly and widely recognised as a serious health and social challenge, in the developed world as well as in the developing world. The need therefore to design and implement dementia care services of high quality is becoming more and more vital, particularly given the likelihood of ever increasing demand in a world, which likely sees resources at best remaining at current levels. Designing and Delivering Dementia Services describes current developments in the design and configuration of dementia services. It offers an informative and detailed overview of what constitutes high quality care, considering the circumstances patients and carers may find themselves in. For dementia to get the priority it deserves, a number of factors are important and the book charts the invaluable contributions of various Alzheimer's Associations and Societies: this provides a focus on dementia strategies and plans at national levels: the book reports on the state of affairs regarding such strategies and provides a unique insight into the process of how one of these was developed and implemented. Recognising the need to prove that service developments lead to a higher quality of care, increased productivity and increased efficiency, the book links the resulting picture to service-based research methodologies, with an emphasis on the strengths and limitations of that research. Contributions from 17 countries on 4 continents give an overview of the state of affairs across the world, paying attention to successful - and less successful - initiatives to improve dementia care. The book furthermore provides pragmatic approaches to ensure planning becomes reality, highlights the need for structured workforce development, education and training and describes the opportunities afforded by assistive technology. This book is of prime informative and practical value given that pressures on dementia services are projected to mount across the world against a backdrop of limited resources and expertise. Designing and Delivering Dementia Services Defines the problems involved in meeting an increasing demand for dementia care services in a poorer world Maps initiatives and developments in the design and configuration of these services in a variety of international settings Analyses these developments against the background of political and health economic circumstances Provides a road map of where health services should go in response to this growing challenge. The first book to define, analyse and map initiatives for dementia care services in a time of increasing demand and decreasing resources, this book is essential reading for commissioners, senior clinicians and service planners in health and social care. It will also be of interest to academic researchers involved in qualitative services research as well as quantitative health economic research, health and social care managers and those involved in workforce planning and development.
Categories: Medical

The Michigan Long Term Care Companion

The Michigan Long Term Care Companion

Some homes provide specialized services for residents with dementia on mixed
units where people with and without ... are developing recommended guidelines
for Some programs advertise dementia care . themselves as special despite ...

Author: Citizens for Better Care

Publisher: Citizens for Better Care

ISBN: UOM:39015049657433

Category: Long-term care facilities

Page: 387

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Categories: Long-term care facilities

Evidence Based Geriatric Medicine

Evidence Based Geriatric Medicine

Reminiscence therapy Reminiscence therapy involves discussion of past
activities and events, usually with the aid of ... A third Cochrane review examining
the effectiveness of special care units for individuals with dementia and BPSD
was ...

Author: Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118281819

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The latest addition to the Evidence-Based Book series, Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine provides non-geriatrician clinicians an overview of key topics central to the care of the older patient. This guide focuses on the management of common problems in the elderly taking into account their life situations as well as treatment of specific conditions. Leading geriatricians with expertise in evidence-based medicine utilize the best available evidence and present this information in a concise, easy-to-use, question-based format. Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine is a unique guide to the optimum management of older patients.
Categories: Medical

Illinois Alzheimer s Disease Assistance Plan

Illinois Alzheimer s Disease Assistance Plan

The number of special care units for individuals with ADRD has been growing in
recent years . The Alzheimer's Association has observed that some units provide
specialized services to the clients they serve ; others merely lock doors and offer
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112070771883

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page:

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Categories: Alzheimer's disease

The Dementias

The Dementias

Care Manag J 1 : 125 - 131 , 1999 Passini R , Pigot H , Rainville C , et al :
Wayfinding in a nursing home for advanced ... Sloane PD , Lindeman DA : The
future of special care programs , in Special Care Programs for People With
Dementia .

Author: Myron F. Weiner

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015056451845

Category: Medical

Page: 573

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This third edition covers changes in the classification, management, and treatment of dementing illness. It includes a world-class presentation on the molecular and genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease; a chapter on neuroimaging, and discussions of mild cognitive impairment, the frontotemporal dementias, and the dementias associated with Lewy bodies.
Categories: Medical

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer s Care

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer s Care

Special care programs should have more intensive staffing ratios. Because
Alzheimer's care is people oriented, a special care program should have a much
higher staff—resident ratio. 4. Special care programs should have sophisticated
care ...

Author: Virginia Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1878812351

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care shows how easily you can make a difference in the life of a family member or client in your care. Here's the help you've been looking for: families will gain a renewed sense of hope, nursing facility staff will find simple applications for resident care, adult day center staff can enrich programming and attract more volunteers, and individuals with emerging Alzheimer's disease will gain valuable insights. Learn new ways to solve problems, encourage positive behavior, and improve communications. Make every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable, and secure.
Categories: Psychology

The Michigan Long term Care Reader

The Michigan Long term Care Reader

The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer ' s disease , affecting an
estimated four million American adults . Some long - term care facilities are
advertising special care programs for people with dementia . Chapter 37
describes how to ...

Author: Citizens for Better Care

Publisher: Citizens for Better Care

ISBN: UOM:39015032964093

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 310

View: 212

Categories: Health & Fitness