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Recreational Therapy for Older Adults 2nd ed - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-95281-596-6

Author(s): Betsy Kemeny

Copyright year: 2024

Edition: 2nd

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pages: 288

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The purpose of Recreational Therapy for Older Adults, second edition, is to provide a comprehensive textbook for teaching an undergraduate or graduate course in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation for older adults. This textbook provides unique information on evidence-based practices for older adults not covered in other texts. It connects students to  health and human service competencies in the field of geriatrics, gerontology, and interprofessional practice.  Recreational Therapy for Older Adults, second edition, will be key to preparing a workforce that is qualified to provide services to an aging world. Moreover, the approximately 30% of the CTRS™s who work with older adults will want to purchase this book for their professional libraries.  Updates in the second edition include: 1) an emphasis on the ATRA competencies study (Porter et al., 2019) related to RTs who work with older adults 2) a chapter focusing on the implications of COVID-19 and preparedness for the next pandemic. 3) Based on changes in the field, substantial updates were made to the chapters on Assessment and Interventions. 

Introduction 

About the Authors 

 

Introduction to Recreational Therapy and Older Adults 

Introduction: Recreational Therapists Need to Study Aging 

Recreational Therapy Services for Older Adults 

Competencies for Recreational Therapy with Older Adults 

Federal Law Impacting Older Adult Services 

Defining “Old” 

Terminology Surrounding the Study of Older Adults 

Why Recreational Therapists Need to Study Aging 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

The Facts 

Introduction 

Demographics 

Health Disparities 

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) Federal Regulations 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Healthy Aging and the Compression of Morbidity 

Introduction 

Biological Aging 

Typical Processes of Aging by Body System 

Chronicity 

Healthy Aging 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Biological Factors and Theories of Aging and Longevity 

Introduction 

Life Span, Life Expectancy, and Healthy Life Expectancy 

Biological Theories of Aging 

Finding Longevity 

Blue Zones 

Conclusion 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Chronic, Acute Health Conditions and Geriatric Syndromes 

Introduction 

Chronic Illness 

Common Chronic Illnesses 

Helping Older Adults with Chronic Illness 

Geriatric Syndromes 

Polypharmacy 

Acute Illness 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Psychological Perspectives, Mental Health, and Mental Disorders 

Introduction 

Psychological Perspectives 

Mental Health 

Mental Disorders 

Depression and Anxiety Disorders 

Psychoactive Medications 

Use of Non-Pharmacological Interventions 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

References 

 

Theoretical Concepts to Inform Recreational Therapy Practice 

Introduction: The Importance of Theory 

Health Promotion Models 

Recreational Therapy Theories/Models 

Social and Psychological Theories Related to Older Age 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Assessing Older Adults 

Introduction 

Assessment 

Assessments for Older Adults 

Federal Assessment 

Recreational Therapy Assessment for Older Adults 

Sensitivity 

Research on Assessments in Recreational Therapy Practice: What’s Really Happening? 

Creating a Standardized Assessment 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Interventions for Older Adults 

Introduction 

Behavior Management 

Cognitive Stimulation and Maintenance 

Engagement 

Hospice/Palliative Care 

Pain Management 

Physical Improvement and Maintenance 

Psychosocial Functioning and Mood Management 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

Falls Prevention for Older Adult 

Introduction 

Symptoms of Impaired Balance 

Resources 

Protocol for Restorative Falls Prevention Program 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

The Roles of the Recreational Therapist 

Introduction 

Ombudsmen Reconciliation Act (OBRA) 

Differences between Recreational Therapy and Activities Professionals 

Role of the Recreational Therapist 

The Four Major Roles 

Quality of Life 

Culture Change 

Activity Services 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

References 

 

Job Settings 

Introduction 

Professional Profile 

Continuum of Care 

Job Settings 

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 

Conclusion 

Reading Comprehension Questions 

Suggested Classroom Activities 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

 

COVID-19, Older Adults and Recreational Therapy 

Introduction 

Multiple Choice Questions 

References 

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