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Pets and the Elderly : The Therapeutic Bond - Odean Cusack

Pets and the Elderly

The Therapeutic Bond

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780866562591
Number Of Pages: 268

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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!

Contents A Brief Introduction to Animal-Facilitated Therapy

The Therapists' Casebook The Human/Animal Bond Training a Therapy Dog Implementing Animal Therapy in the Institution A 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 Bibliography and Selected Readings Appendix I: Therapy Dogs International Appendix II: Organizations Involved in Pet Therapy Appendix III: Current Legislation Appendix IV: JACOPIS Assessment Procedures

ISBN: 9780866562591
ISBN-10: 0866562591
Series: Activities, Adaptation and Aging Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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