This week students should select one of the following writing prompts for their initial post. Taking into consideration patient and family centered care, discuss the following topics with your peers. Your conversation should address how the nurse may incorporate the resources, therapies, or knowledge from the following topics into a plan of care for the older adult.
- Research local resources in their community that provide mental health services for older adults and their caregivers. Find out whether anyone offers home visits for older adults.
- Discuss the problem of isolation-induced depression in older adults. Discuss the impact isolation has on physical health and strategies that can be utilized to combat the problem.
- Reminiscence therapy is an important therapeutic intervention that nurses can use in their work with older people. Discuss what reminiscent therapy is and its benefits when working with a client with dementia.