Helps you tailor your nursing care to meet the highly specialized needs of your geriatric patients. You'll find reliable solutions to more than 60 acute and chronic health problems common to older adults, including pneumonia, osteoarthritis, heart failure, Parkinson's disease. [from back cover]
The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for health authorities in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating services that maximize quality of life for elderly people who have complex and challenging mental health problems. It is anticipated these activities will be reflected in the health authorities' planning.
This training program provides solutions to a variety of real life problems experienced by older adults and their care providers. Both video and printed materials are designed for nurses, nursing assistants, and other professional and paraprofessional health care providers.
"A training video with supportive printed materials" - Cover
Printed materials by Marianne Smith, Kathleen C. Buckwalter
Video co-produced by Terra Nova Films, Inc. and Abbe, Inc.
Constructed in three parts: risk factors, prevention strategies, and future research directions. Coverage includes epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies.