Continuing care for the elderly mentally infirm — an occupational therapy contribution

  • M. C. Conroy

Abstract

This chapter will focus on the nursing home unit, which is part of the Thornhill Unit, Moorgreen Hospital, Southampton, and the contribution of the occupational therapy staff to the demented patients. The nursing home unit will be described. The conceptual framework for intervention will be presented. The occupational therapists’ role with demented patients within the Thornhill Unit and how this relates to the residents of the nursing home will be explained.

Keywords

Dementia Resi Dine 

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