Providing Home Care for Older Adults
A Professional Guide for Mental Health Practitioners
A practical guide to providing home-based mental health services, Providing Home Care for Older Adults teaches readers how to handle the unique aspects of home-based care and apply and adapt evidence-based assessment and treatment within the home-based setting.
Featuring contributions from experienced, board-certified home care psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists, the book explains the multifaceted role of a home-based provider, offers concrete and practical considerations for working within the home, and highlights adaptations to specific evidence-based methods used in treating homebound older adults. Also covered are special topics related to hoarding, safety, capacity evaluations, caregivers, case management, and use of technology. Each chapter includes engaging case examples with practical tips that illustrate what it is like to work in this new and exciting frontier.
Psychologists, counselors, and other mental health practitioners in home settings will be able to use this guide to provide effective home-based care to older adults.
Table of Contents
Michele J. Karel
Part 1: What is Home Care?
Introduction to Home-Based Mental Health Care; Models, Roles, and Reflections
Tamarra Crawford, Michelle E. Mlinac, Pamela L. Steadman-Wood, and Danielle L. Terry
Working Within a Team
Pamela L. Steadman-Wood, Kimberly E. Hiroto, and Harriette Grooh
Establishing and Maintaining a Therapeutic Relationship
Janet Yang, Marc Parker, and Carlos Santell
Part 2: Practical Considerations
Managing the Home Setting and Mobile Office
Ann T. Landes and Carolyn T. Jackson
A Private Practice Model of Providing Mental Health Services for Older Adults: Perspectives of a Practicing Provider
Maureen E. Sweeney
Managing Safety Concerns in Home Care
Danielle L. Terry and Brian Zuzelo
Addressing Hoarding in Home Care
Michelle E. Mlinac
The Social Worker in Home Care
Donna Reulbach and Fred Pasche
The Psychiatric Prescriber in Home Care
Part 3: Assessment and Treatment Considerations
Assessment Screening Tools and Approaches
Courtney O. Ghormley and James "Chip" Long
Capacity Evaluations in the Home
Michelle E. Mlinac and Jenny Yen
Implementing Evidence-Based Psychotherapy in the Home
Julie Loebach Wetherell, Amanda R. W. Steiner, and Shannon Sisco
Treating and Supporting the Caregiver
Angela W. Lau And Megan E. Gomez
Training Future Home-Based Care Providers
Pamela L. Steadman-Wood and Rachel L. Rodriguez
Special Considerations in Home Care
Luis Richter, Ami Bryant, William Gibson, and Clair Rummel
Danielle L. Terry, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified health psychologist and Director of Behavioral Science at the Guthrie Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Michelle E. Mlinac, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified geropsychologist at VA Boston Healthcare System who has worked in home-based primary care since 2008. She is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Pamela L. Steadman-Wood, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified geropsychologist. She has worked for the Providence VA Medical Center’s home-based primary care program since 2007. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.