ERIC Number: ED246268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Patient Activated Care for Rural Elderly. A Program Development and Teaching Guide for Planners, Facilitators, and Coordinators.
Gaarder, Lorin R.; Cohen, Saul
This guide is an outline for developing and presenting programs in self health care for senior citizens. The guide is presented in two sections. The first section provides background information about elderly self-care and tips on teaching it and developing a program. Sample letters to prospective enrollees and sample news releases are included. This section also contains an activities checklist, an interest survey, and a list of recommended textbooks. The second section provides lesson plans for conducting 13 sessions of the program. Information in each session covers objectives, materials needed, possible activities, and subject matter. The sessions cover the following topics: self-care; vital signs; the senses; doctors, hospitals, and bills; medications; recognition and treatment of common illnesses; chronic conditions; oral-dental health; nutrition; emergencies and injuries; exercises, aches, and pains; mental wellness; and a personal self-care plan. Program evaluation forms complete the guide. (The guide does not assume prior teaching experience or knowledge of other community events.) (KC)
Descriptors: Cancer, Classroom Techniques, Diabetes, Disabilities, Diseases, Educational Resources, Health Activities, Health Conditions, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Programs, Heart Disorders, Hypertension, Injuries, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Medical Evaluation, Medicine, Mental Health, Nutrition, Older Adults, Patient Education, Physical Health, Primary Health Care, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Publicity, Rural Environment, Rural Extension, Safety, Self Care Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Recruitment, Teaching Methods
Mountain States Health Corporation, P.O. Box 6756, Boise, ID 83707 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Mountain States Health Corp., Boise, ID.