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Senior Mental Health Assessment: Geriatric Mental Health Consultation in the General Hospital and Nursing Facility By Dr. Robert Garrett Rodriguez
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Traditional mental health care settings are inadequate to meet the needs of older adults. Mental health specialists must adapt their expectations and approach to be effective in alternative venues... More > and to diversity their portfolio of practice sites to ensure financial viability. These sites include acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, senior citizen centers, retirement communities, and certified home health agencies. The opportunity to involve a patient=s family is challenged by a patient=s financial barriers, diagnosis, mental status, and the culture of the medical community. A summary of research is presented regarding mental health consultation with older adults involving a health team approach and the family in two settings: acute care hospitals and extended care facilities. Recommendations are offered based on this research to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the mental health consultant (therapist/liaison).< Less
Senior Mental Health Assessment: Geriatric Mental Health Consultation in the General Hospital and Nursing Facility By Dr. Robert Garrett Rodriguez
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Traditional mental health care settings are inadequate to meet the needs of older adults. Mental health specialists must adapt their expectations and approach to be effective in alternative venues... More > and to diversity their portfolio of practice sites to ensure financial viability. These sites include acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, senior citizen centers, retirement communities, and certified home health agencies. The opportunity to involve a patient=s family is challenged by a patient=s financial barriers, diagnosis, mental status, and the culture of the medical community. A summary of research is presented regarding mental health consultation with older adults involving a health team approach and the family in two settings: acute care hospitals and extended care facilities. Recommendations are offered based on this research to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the mental health consultant (therapist/liaison).< Less
Relevant Elder Care: Nursing Home Transition Guide for Families By Dr. Lisa Ann Homic
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“Today’s residents in nursing homes were the movers and shakers of society thirty years ago. Now they are at the mercy of medical personnel and family members making decisions for... More > them.” If you feel in the dark about nursing homes, you are not alone. But, you also have the opportunity to seek the information you need to provide your loved ones with a safe and nurturing environment and not just meet their medical needs. Be prepared and ready to advocate for your loved one. Having worked as a mental health consultant in a nursing home I know what is ignored by the nursing home medical team. I can explain how flawed mental health care is for the geriatric population. Laws attempt to handle these inequities but we would be foolish to rely on governmental policy. It will be up to you, the family members. You can do it with the right approach and a well thought out plan. FREE COACHING AVAILABLE.< Less
Carol's Alzheimers Journey By Donald H. Ford, Carol C. Ford
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Alzheimer's disease groups across the country are trying to educate professional caregivers, who tend to focus on deficits, to instead accentuate the positive and focus on living a full life. This... More > book is at the cutting edge here. People need to hear this. The story of Carol's courtship and marriage reminded me of my parent's story - they were part of the Greatest Generation too. This book really captures how life unfolded then.< Less
Carol's Alzheimers Journey By Donald H. Ford, Carol C. Ford
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Alzheimer's disease groups across the country are trying to educate professional caregivers, who tend to focus on deficits, to instead accentuate the positive and focus on living a full life. This... More > book is at the cutting edge here. People need to hear this. The story of Carol's courtship and marriage reminded me of my parent's story - they were part of the Greatest Generation too. This book really captures how life unfolded then.< Less
Notes From the Very Last Resort By J. L. Navarro
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This non-fiction piece was originally published in The San Diego Reader on 1/18/1990. In 1989 I worked for two convalescent hospitals in a little less than a year. This article chronicles some of... More > the events that took place during that period. Up till then I had done what I considered to be some heavy labor: landscaping, truck driving, construction, etc; but nothing like the arduous, low paying, thankless work of the CNA. I salute them and their aching feet.< Less
The Official Obscene Old Age Jokebook By Rob Loughran
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The Golden Years have never been funnier than in this filthy look at geriatric life. Nothing about grandma or grandpa is off-limits in this obscene, offensive, and tasteless collection of jokes.
The Official Obscene Old Age Jokebook By Rob Loughran
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The Golden Years have never been funnier than in this filthy look at geriatric life. Nothing about grandma or grandpa is off-limits in this obscene, offensive, and tasteless collection of jokes.
The Longest Embrace By Barbara R. Hornby, RN, BSN, PHN, GCM, CCM
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The Longest Embrace is a solution-filled guide to coping with one of today’s most urgent healthcare issues — aging parents no longer able to care for themselves. The Longest Embrace is a... More > timely, frank introduction to the challenges more than a third of American families already face as they care for elderly, declining parents or other family members. In 17 concise chapters, veteran Care Manager Barbara R. Hornby describes the emotional struggles and crises families are confronting, the healthcare system’s strengths and shortcomings in dealing with the aged, the special problem of dementia, and practical solutions families can use to guide their parents through a more secure, fulfilling final chapter. Hornby’s discussion includes a moving account of her own father’s slow passing and dozens of examples from her 30-plus years as a geriatric nurse and care manager that dramatically illustrate the healthcare dilemmas families are experiencing.< Less
A Window Bed By Virginia Burlingame
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This novel is a window into the world of aging and about a mother/daughter relationship in the mother's final year in a nursing home. Here, many events, circumstances, and a near love affair help to... More > turn this relationship around. The novel explores nursing home life which does not always have to own the undesirable reputation attributed to it. While never shying away from its sorrows, the story celebrates the complex and fufilling lives of the aged residents, their families, and their caregivers. It also poses the question: do we ever really know one another or is everything merely a function of our individual perceptions?< Less