Pets and the elderly : the therapeutic bond / Odean Cusack, Elaine Smith.

Here is an excellent "how-to" guide for initiating pet-facilitated therapy programs with the elderly. Pets and the Elderly is a practical book that explains how to implement carefully planned programs in residential and nursing homes and in geriatric and psychiatric hospitals, with pets in...

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Main Author: Cusack, Odean.
Other Authors: Smith, Elaine.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Haworth Press, ©1984.
Series:Activities, adaptation & aging ; v. 4, no. 2/3.
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Summary:Here is an excellent "how-to" guide for initiating pet-facilitated therapy programs with the elderly. Pets and the Elderly is a practical book that explains how to implement carefully planned programs in residential and nursing homes and in geriatric and psychiatric hospitals, with pets in residence or as visitors. The authors review past research, building a strong case for the therapeutic use of pets in the rehabilitation of older persons. They also share innovative program suggestions, testimonials from participants of successful programs, a comprehensive questionnaire for program evaluation, and the advantages and disadvantages of using various pets, highlighting their therapeutic potential, the training and care required, and much more!
Item Description:"Has also been published as Activities, adaptation & aging, volume 4, numbers 2/3, January 1984"--Title page verso.
Physical Description:257 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index.
ISBN:0866562591
9780866562591