- Step-by-step guidance
- Teaches how to write an evaluation and overcome fear of determining medical necessity for dementia programs
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Dementia Therapy & Program Development Peggy Watson and Nancy Shadowens A step-by-step guide to developing appropriate protocols, this book includes reproducible forms and directions for candidate identification, proper screening and evaluation tools specific to this population, how to “stage” the client, and how this process drives goals and interventions. Also teaches how to write an evaluation and overcome fear of determining medical necessity for dementia programs (#1 reason for denial). Authors show how to use evidence-based interventions for successful goal outcomes and dozens of free or low-cost activities to utilize during intervention. It addresses functional maintenance plans, quarterly screens, and how swallowing problems relate to dementia. Also includes goal banks for communication, mobility, behavior, socialization, and dysphagia in an interdisciplinary approach.
125 pages, spiral-bound