This useful resource is the result of the work and expertise of professionals from a variety of disciplines. Social work, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, and speech pathology are all represented in this comprehensive text.
The second edition constitutes significant changes. Three entirely new chapters are included. They address: (1) the increasingly important issues of racial/ethnic minorities and immigrants relevant to in-home assessment; (2) speech and language assessment; and (3) the role of technology in assessment. In addition to the new chapters, each chapter in the first edition was thoroughly revised and updated.
This book provides the information you need to improve services to older persons. It will appeal to people from a wide variety of disciplines with various levels of education. Case examples, assessment tools, and practical suggestions continue to be an important aspect of this comprehensive resource.
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