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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cusack, Odean.
Other Authors: Smith, Elaine.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Haworth Press, ©1984.
Series:Activities, adaptation & aging ; v. 4, no. 2/3.
Table of Contents:
  • Brief introduction to animal-facilitated therapy
  • Therapist's casebook
  • Human/animal bond
  • Training a therapy dog
  • Implementing animal therapy in the institution
  • Dog (or cat) in residence
  • Program suggestions for animal-facilitated therapy
  • Pet visitation programs
  • Therapy dogs in action
  • Animal-facilitated therapy in the community
  • Non-canine therapists
  • Evaluating the program.