Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults: A Guide for All Care Settings

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Springer Publishing Company, Jul 28, 2004 - Medical - 148 pages
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The purpose of restorative care nursing is to take an active role in helping older adults maintain their highest level of function, thus preventing excess disability. This book was written to help formal and informal caregivers and administrators at all levels to understand the basic philosophy of restorative care, and be able to develop and implement successful restorative care programs.

The book provides a complete 6-week education program in restorative care for caregivers, many suggestions for suitable activities, and practical strategies for motivating both older adults and caregivers to engage in restorative care. In addition, the book provides an overview of the requirements for restorative care across all settings, the necessary documentation, and ways in which to complete that documentation.


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Overview of Restorative Care
Staff Education and Motivation Establishing the Restorative Care Philosophy
Evaluating the Older Adult for Restorative Care
Restorative Care Activities
Motivating the Older Adult to Engage in Restorative Care
Documentation and Reimbursement for Restorative Care
The Interdisciplinary Team Approach

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Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FGSA, FAANP, FAAN,

is Professor, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and co-directs the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program and the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence. She holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and does clinical work at Roland Park Place. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults, exploring resilience and genetics on function and physical activity, and testing dissemination and implementation of interventions in real world settings. Dr. Resnick has over 250 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on Restorative Care and Resilience in Older adults. She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Gerontological Society of American and the American Geriatrics Society.

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