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  1. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    | Contributor(s):: Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  2. Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Patients in the Department of Long-Term Care: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Eretova, P., Svobodova, I., Kotik, I.

  3. Implementation of an Animal Assisted Activity Program into a Rural Long-Term Care Facility to Increase the Perceived Quality of Life of Residents

    | Contributor(s):: Vonnie Pattison, Patricia Cullen (adviser)

    Older people who have moved from familiar home surroundings to institutionalized facilities could find that the institutions will put restrictions on their personal belongings, possessions, loved ones, and pets. Loneliness and depression are common in long-term care facilities (Banks &...

  4. The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan

    | Contributor(s):: Ming-Lee Yeh

    Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing...

  5. Effectiveness of a social robot, 'Paro,' in a VA long-term care setting

    | Contributor(s):: Lane, Geoffrey W., Noronha, Delilah, Rivera, Alexandra, Craig, Kathy, Yee, Christina, Mills, Brent, Villanueva, Eimee

  6. Pet Pals Therapy

    Pet Pals Therapy are specialists in providing animal therapy to the elderly and adults with learning disabilities. A Pet Pals Therapy session provides service users with a low energy, relaxation based activity programme. Visiting once a month, Pet Pals Therapy provides an hour session using a...

  7. High Technology Coming to a Nursing Home Near You

    | Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E.

  8. Meaningful Activities in the Nursing Home

    | Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E., Philpot, C. D., Gill, D., Berg-Weger, M.

  9. Characterizing Social and Recreational Programming in Assisted Living

    | Contributor(s):: Hanson, Heather M., Hoppmann, Christiane A., Condon, Karen, Davis, Jane, Feldman, Fabio, Friesen, Mavis, Leung, Pet Ming, White, Angela D., Sims-Gould, Joanie, Ashe, Maureen C.

  10. Fairfax Pets On Wheels, Inc.

    Fairfax Pets On Wheels brings together loving companion pets and Fairfax County residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. FPOW is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Since 1987, we’ve provided pet visitation through a...

  11. Eden Alternative: The Texas Project

    | Contributor(s):: Sandy Ransom

    Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...

  12. Impact of the Eden Alternative™ on Texas Nursing Homes Residents' Quality of Life: A Psychosocial Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Rich Wylie

    What effect does the Eden Alternative™ have on the quality of life of nursing home residents? Recent studies on this innovative approach to changing nursing home culture have yielded promising results using medical and administrative indicators. However, these studies...

  13. The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Bennett

    This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...

  14. Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators

    | Contributor(s):: Jaime Lee Hollingsworth

    This thesis outlines the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy and discusses the necessary process for the successful planning and implementation of a therapy dog program in a long-term geriatric care facility. An ever-increasing amount of research proves the physiological,...

  15. You're Never Too Old for Pets

    OIder people and youngsters share an affinity for animals. A few 4- Hers in Yuma County rediscover that every month when they visit the Desert Manor Convalescent Center. The weather was warm and inviting when the 4 -11 teens recently brought horses to the center's parking lot. Clair...

  16. ElderDog Canada Inc.

    ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, community-based, non-profit organization with a mission to:Assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companionsProvide care and companionship for older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness, relocation or death of...

  17. Effects of a Pet Visitation Program on the Psychological Satisfaction, Social Interaction and Self Esteem of Institutionalized Elderly Women

    | Contributor(s):: Melva Juanita Bost

    A descriptive study was conducted to determine if a pet visitation program was an effective intervention in promoting psychological satisfaction and improvingsocial interaction and self-esteem of elderly women living in a nursing home. Six subjects, aged 60 to 94 years, participated in this...

  18. The effects of group and individual animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in residents of long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to reduce the loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In this study, we determined the relative contribution of socialization (human-human bonding) and human-animal bonding as mechanisms by which AAT reduces loneliness. Residents...

  19. Animal-Assisted Therapy: An Exploration of Its History, Healing Benefits, and How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Set Up Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Ernst, Lorraine

  20. Effective animal-intervention for long term care residents

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, Lori R.

    Discusses the benefits of interactions between animals and the elderly, specifically long-term care residents. The paper presents clearly delineated steps needed to successfully introduce "live-in" animals, visiting animals and a human-animal team intervention program. Emphasis is placed on...