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Pets and the elderly : the therapeutic bond

Author: Odean Cusack; Elaine Smith
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, ©1984.
Series: Activities, adaptation & aging, v. 4, no. 2/3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Odean Cusack; Elaine Smith
ISBN: 0866562591 9780866562591
OCLC Number: 10277655
Notes: "Has also been published as Activities, adaptation & aging, volume 4, numbers 2/3, January 1984"--Title page verso.
Description: 257 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Activities, adaptation & aging, v. 4, no. 2/3.
Responsibility: Odean Cusack, Elaine Smith.
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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!

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