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The Good Practice Guide to Therapeutic Activities with Older People in Care Settings
National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA)
by  Edited by Tessa Perrin

There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision.

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There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision.

Written by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), a charity whose remit is to set standards and disseminate knowledge of good practice in activity provision and to support activity providers who work in care settings for older people, this guide offers:

  • a model of good practice in one concise volume;
  • a benchmark against which activity providers can measure and evaluate their practice;
  • clear links to current national standards;
  • guidance for care home owners and managers who wish to respond to the recent government initiatives on providing activities for their clients;
  • a call for clinical governance in the emerging 'profession' of activity provision.

    "This is a long overdue publication and I would suggest a very necessary tool for care home owners/managers who are struggling with meeting their obligations under the Care Standards Act, with some very useful information for the activity practitioner."
    Vicki Dent, occupational therapist with the elderly

    Contents
    Introduction; The research; The development; The changing activity culture; The individual goal plan; Resources; Education and staff development; Obtaining specialist help; References; Addresses; Appendices.

    Readership
    Staff & management of care settings for older people, activity providers.

    About the editor
    Tessa Perrin is an occupational therapist with many years experience in the care of older people and people with dementia. She is the author of numerous books and publications on activity and older people, and currently works as a freelance trainer and consultant. She is NAPA's Honorary Director of Training.

    56pp, 245 x 171mmm, paperback

    Stock: Usually ships in 20-30 business days!


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