Preface; Foreword; Section One: Foundations; 1. A Box for Father: Healthcare and Nursing Homes; What is healthcare?; Trends in aging and healthcare; What are the alternatives?; Elements of care provision; What we value; 2. Learning from the Inside Out: Mind-Body and Mindfulness-Based; Interventions; Mindfulness; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other Mindfulness-based programs; Mindfulness practices; Other informal practices; Practice; Embracing our stress; 3. Knock, Knock: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Overview; Aromatherapy; Hand massage; Creative therapy; Humor; Three Old Men; Other CAM modalities; Section Two: Practical Applications of MINDFULNESS-BASED ELDER CARE for Frail Elders.
Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, is a geriatric social worker who has worked with elders and their caregivers for 27 years. For the past 13 years she has integrated mindfulness and other complementary therapies into her practice with frail elders in the nursing home and those who are homebound; elders with cognitive and physical challenges; patients at the end of life; and their formal and informal caregivers. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences.