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Pets and the elderly : the therapeutic bond

Author: Odean Cusack; Elaine Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Activities, adaptation & aging, v. 4, no. 2/3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Odean Cusack; Elaine Smith
ISBN: 9781317774440 1317774442 130678641X 9781306786416 9781317774433 1317774434
OCLC Number: 879948025
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
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 evaluatio.

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