Care Plan for Re-Integration Case Study by Nicky

This paper discusses a recreation and leisure plan to facilitate an elderly woman's re-integration in the community following surgery.
# 146292 | 1,451 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Sociology (Theory) , Sociology (Welfare) , Aging (Gerontology) , Medical and Health (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses a plan for the rehabilitation of an eighty-four year old woman following hip replacement surgery. The writer points out the woman's background and various restrictions and limitations before looking at a plan for her care, devised by two asked two occupational therapist (OT) students. The writer notes that the plan takes into consideration exercise programs, the issue of companionship and social services support. The plan also looks at how assistance may be gained from local community-based, non-profit organizations.

From the Paper:

"To facilitate Felicita's re-integration in the community, the two students from San Jose State explored resources in the community and found that the San Francisco Senior Center promotes an active and healthy living by means of good nutrition, classes to develop new skills and refine old ones, exercise programs, companionship and social services support. The students chose ten classes for Felicita to take at the center: Tai-Chi, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Dressmaking, Walking, Line Dancing, Aerobic Exercise, Qigong, and Lunch with a Balanced Diet. The rationale for the selection of these classes was that they would help Felicita maintain or improve socialization skills, attention to tasks, and ability to follow directions, and that these classes would be appropriate for her varying levels of cognitive and physical abilities. In addition, a common adaptation of the environment to allow for Felicia's participation will include: well lighted rooms; reduced glare; increased color contrast on stairs and door sills; balanced luminance levels in transitional spaces such as hallways and entrance foyers; and installed grab bars on stairways. Finally, the class instructors will have to give simple and clear instructions and use gestures and visual cues to clarify what they mean."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Daily Yoga meditation shown to improve memory, may prevent Alzheimer's (2007, June 12). Retrieved 6 December 2008 from
  • Family Service Agency of San Francisco. Retrieved 6 December 2008 from
  • Institute on Aging. Retrieved 6 December 2006 from
  • Italian-American Community Services Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2008 from
  • Lindberg, D.A. (2005, November-December). Integrative review of research related to meditation, spirituality, and the elderly. Geriatric Nursing , 26 (6) , 372 - 377. Retrieved 6 December 2008 from

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