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.
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.
Kit contents: DVD: Suicide assessment and prevention for older adults : life saving tools for health care providers / CCSMH. 2008 -- Late life suicide prevention toolkit facilitator's guide / CCSMH. 2008 -- Brochure: Suicide assessment & prevention for older adults / CCSMH -- National guidelines for seniors' mental health : the assessment of suicide risk and prevention of suicide / CCSMH. 2006
Putting the P.I.E.C.E.S. together : a model for collaborative care and changing practice: a learning resource for providers caring for older adults with complex physical and cognitive/mental health needs and behavioural changes
"A parable about a thriving community guided by elders on the fictional island of Kallimos provides the vision behind the author's real-life efforts in the Eden Alternative and Green House programs to replace medical-model nursing homes with healing communities". - Red Deer College
"The parable in this book was previously published with minor differences as a hardcover book titled Learning from Hannah. Portions of the back matter appeared in What Are Old People For?"--T.p. verso.