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The Bio-psychosocial Approach to Therapeutic Activities & Successful Aging

Brhel, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0977921409 / ISBN 13: 9780977921409
Published by Goals Seminars and Consultants
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Title: The Bio-psychosocial Approach to Therapeutic...

Publisher: Goals Seminars and Consultants


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This book is organized in an easy-to-follow, systematic fashion. The first section provides an overview of the aging process, followed by a more in-depth look at how the human brain ages. Finally, Alzheimer's disease is addressed in a comprehensive manner. As Alzheimer s disease becomes a more prevalent problem amongst our aging population, this information will be invaluable for health care practitioners. The book provides the practitioner with ways to measure progress. The author has provided clear user friendly forms which delineate the process of progress from dependency to independence. Additionally, the book provides examples of goals and objectives for clients with specific problems. The problem areas are organized around the cognitive domain, the physical domain and the psycho-social domain. Within each one of these sections, examples of problems, goals and objectives, are provided. Specific activities are analyzed in order to illustrate how to utilize the measurements towards progress. This method of measurement of progress is what makes this book unique. The tools provided can potentially help providers develop programming which will address the needs of their clients. The tools and charts book will help the practitioner assess individual clients, observe the clients strengths and plot a course towards independence.Includes R.O.O.F forms with AMA Current Therapeutic Procedural Codes built right into therapeutic/ activity forms. A great tool for documentation and billing purposes!

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Susan Brhel obtained her Associates in Applied Science in Human Services in 1982. She went on to receive extensive training and clinical experience for NYSMHTA, meeting the physical, social, and mental needs of the Mental Health/Developmental Disabled population. She has also worked with the elderly in a Skilled Nursing facility. Her experience as an educational instructor includes designing and implementing curriculum programs for young children, as well as working as an Adult Continuing Education Instructor. She presently is program administrator of Goals Seminars and Consultants a healthcare consulting agency, offering continuing education unit for healthcare professions. It is her strong belief that in every stage of life it is vital to offer opportunities that lead to high quality care, fulfillment, and the fostering of quality living. As a result of this premise and pursuit for the older adult's well-being, she has spent years researching older adult care in order to write Increasing the Quality of Life for the Older Adult (Geriatric Observable Activities for Longevity) and The Bio-psychosocial Approach to Therapeutic Activities & Successful Aging (A guide for healthcare professionals working with the elderly population), and the soon to be released, Therapeutic Activities and Successful Aging ( A guide for seniors,families and caregivers). Susan has been a volunteer for Catholic Charities Social Justice Committee, the Salvation Army, Human Development, and the Welfare Reform Advocacy. She has been an Odyssey of the Mind coach for many years. Susan is an avid reader, enjoys upholstering, gardening, the outdoors, and all disciplines of the arts.

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