This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Chapter 23: Prevention and Treatment Working Therapeutically With Older Adults
Mrs. Gilbert recently gave up her driver's license and now, because of increasing physical decline and memory difficulties, she is considering moving from her home of 40 years into an assisted living facility. Several months ago Dr. Jones buried his wife, after having shared 55 years of marriage. Although he has been retired for a number of years, he has never felt so bored, useless, and lonely. Mr. Gomez reports increased aches and pains with additional fatigue over the past year, which is when several of his adult children moved out of state to seek better employment opportunities. Ms. Wind has experienced ...