Physiotherapy Practice in Residential Aged Care

Author
By Jennifer C. Nitz and Susan R. Hourigan, BPhty(Hons), BScApp(HMS - Exman)
ISBN
9780750687720
Publication Date
09-09-2004
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  • Focus on Physiotherapy in Residential Aged Care
  • Up to Date, Easy to Read
  • Covers all Relevant Topics
  • Clearly Organized Sections
  • Expert Contributors
  • Boxed Key Points and Summaries
  • Artwork, Photos and Drawings throughout
  • Useful for other Allied Health and Related Disciplines
  • With the numbers of entrants to residential aged care facilities steadily growing, there is a need for a clearly written, portable guide to the wide range of knowledge and treatment skills unique to the physical therapist in this challenging setting. This new resource looks at the physiological changes accompanying the aging process as well as the physical therapist's role in assessment, preventing residents' injuries, and promoting quality of life. Major presenting problems relating to being immobile, barely mobile, or ambulatory are examined. Information and strategies to assist with residents suffering from pain, osteoporosis, incontinence, or disorders requiring palliation are also covered. In addition, there is a special chapter on aquatic physical therapy in response to the increasing use of pools in aged care facilities. This new book is an outstanding reference for practicing physical therapists, students, and those who care for older adults in their own homes.

    Key Features
    • Focus on physical therapy in residential aged care, with coverage of all relevant topics
    • Clearly organized, up to date, and easy to read
    • Boxed key points, summaries, artwork, photos, and drawings throughout
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780750687720
    Author Informaiton By Jennifer C. Nitz and Susan R. Hourigan, BPhty(Hons), BScApp(HMS - Exman), Australian Physiotherapy Association
    Pp Authortext Nitz & Hourigan
    Table of Content I. AGING AND ITS ATTENDANTS
    1. Physiological changes with age
    2. The physiotherapist's contribution to resident assessment
    3. Resident injuries
    4. Life satisfaction

    II. CARE OF THE IMMOBILE OR BARELY MOBILE RESIDENT
    5. The complexity of the immobile or barely mobile resident
    6. Managing problems encountered in immobile or barely mobile residents
    7. What about beds and chairs?

    III. THE CHALLENGE OF THE MOBILE RESIDENT
    8. The profile of the mobile resident and how to protect such residents from falls
    9. A theoretical framework for the assessment and treatment of balance and mobility deficits in the elderly
    10. Retraining balance using task-focused workstations
    11. Exercise prescription in residential aged care facilities
    12. Osteoporosis
    13. Aquatic physiotherapy for residents in aged care facilities
    14. Physiotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction in the aged care setting

    IV. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PAIN AND PALLIATIVE CARE
    15. Pain in the elderly
    16. Physiotherapy in palliative care

    Appendix 1. Case studies
    Appendix 2. Outcome measures
    Appendix 3. Suggestions for successful case conferences
    Appendix 4. Electrotherapy considerations in aged care practice
    Appendix 5. Mobility aids
    E-SBN 9780702039096
    Imprint Butterworth-Heinemann
    Publication Date 09-09-2004
    Pages 396
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
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