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Life in Motion

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Heather Kylen

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Potential for increased cognitive decline among Libbie's Place participants R/T social isolation AEB 70% of the participants are diagnosed with a form of dementia, 10% are diagnosed with a form of mental illness, and 20% are diagnosed with physical impairments. Community Assessment Galveston County Census

11.5% of the population is 65 and older
7.7% live alone
9.7% are below poverty level Presented By: Libbie's Longhorns Life In Motion 5402 Avenue U,
Galveston, TX Evaluation Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 am- 5:45 pm Aggregate
- Senior Citizens Age 55 and older, suffering from social isolation, cognitive and physical impairment.
Health Needs (libbiesplace.org)
- Socialization
- Assistance with ADL's
- Assistance with Mobility Aggregate & Health Need Libbie's Place uses a flu shot as primary prevention.

All clients must obtain an flu shot once yearly to be a part of Libbie's Place. Nursing Diagnosis Animal Assisted Activities
- Provide opportunities for motivational, educational, and/or recreational benefits to enhance a person's quality of life

- Delivered in a variety of settings by a specially trained professional, paraprofessional, or volunteer in association with animals that meet specific criteria Intervention A Pre-test/Post-test coupled with personal observations and key informant reports was used to gather data.

Data was assessed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pet Assisted Therapy program.
Thuy Chau
Vera Ekeada
Mary Espinoza
Sam Griffin
Heather Kylen Libbie's
Informants Lucy Gonzalez Sherry Kirwin Level of Prevention Ryan McKimmy
Breanna Phillips
Brittney Robinson
Miriam Walker
Amanda Whaley Instructor - Ann Lovric
Leader - Levi Meeks
Co-leader - Jackie Fife Planning Learner Objective Barriers Pre-Test: Short Term Goal Long Term Goal Special Thanks To Libbie's Place Establish an Animal Assisted Activity Program in which 50% of Libbie's Place participants will engage with the dog "Ms. Mosquito" on Friday January 25, 2013. Libbie's Place will maintain the Animal Assisted Activities established by Libbie's Longhorn's monthly, with 50% participation for 6 months. Aggregate Threats - Sun-downing
- Dementia
- Alzheimers
- Social Isolation
- Incontinence
- Poly-pharmacy
- Location - Fear
- Unfamiliarity with Animal
- Allergies
- Disabilities
-Unable to walk the dog
- COPD causing fatigue The mission of Libbie's Place is to inspire senior adults in the community to rediscover and experience the joy of life through compassionate assistance with daily living activities and caregiver support. Who we serve:
- Senior adults age 55 and older
- Social Isolation
- Cognitive Impairment
- Physical Impairment City of Galveston At Libbies Place a secondary prevention is hand hygiene.
Due to age and disease related cognitive impairments the participants need continual reteaching about personal hygiene each time they use the bathroom to help lower infection rates. Primary Quality of Life Most older adults want to remain in their communities as long as possible. Unfortunately, when they acquire disabilities, there is often not enough support available to help them. States that invest in such services show lower rates of growth in long-term care expenditures. Population est. 2012
48,444 census.gov
google.images.com census.gov Serving over 200 families from 2001-2013 libbiesplace.org MS, LBSW AD/TXC Program Director Libbie's Most Valued Staff Laureen Vasquez
Prgram Nurse Lvn Sylvia Cohen
Care Associate
RN Consultant Christine Eblin
Care Associate CNA Gloria Gonzales
Care Associate CNA Dolores Gonzales
Office Manager
Volunteer Coordinator Level of Prevention Secondary Level of Prevention Libbie's Longhorns developed an Animal Assisted Activity program to increase socialization, promote mobility, and stimulate cognitive processes of Libbie's Place participants. Tertiary Executive Director Alice Williams Animal Therapy Expert MS, Education Related Science & College Teaching Healthy People 2020 healthypeople.gov 1. Identified a health need that includes increasing mobility and decreasing social isolation.
2. Brainstormed ways to engage population.
3. Researched the use of animals in activity programs.
4. Made contact with Animal Assisted Activities Coordinator Sheri Kirwin.
5. Implemented program on Friday, January 25, 2013.
6. Evaluated program with pre and post tests.
7. Discussed continuation of monthly visits for the next 6 months and re-evaluation by Libbie's Place staff in 6 months Libbie's participants will spend 10-20 minutes during an activity engaging with Ms. Mosquito. Participants will express verbally or via body language a positive experience during or after the activity. Participants will discuss fond memories of pets they once knew or had. 1. Do you like dogs?
2. Are you allergic to dogs?
3. Will a visit with a dog at Libbie's improve your day?
4. Would you like to walk with a dog when you visit Libbie's?
5. Would you be more likely to visit if there was a dog at Libbie's? Post-Test Facilitators -Libbie's Longhorn's
-Libbie's Staff
-Certified Animals
-Emotional Attachment to Animals
-Moody Methodist Transportation
-Educational Brochure libbiesplace.org References: c:\ann\deita\presentatns\svcvstx Ann Gonzales
RN Consultant Lance Anaya
Bus Driver Frank Dryden
Bus Driver Levels of Protection Primary Focuses on avoiding the initial occurrence of a problem edjj.org/prevention/levelsprevention Levels of Prevention Secondary Provide additional support when universal preventative efforts are not sufficient, focusing on preventing repeated occurrences of a problem behavior. edjj.org/prevention/levelsprevention Levels of Protection Tertiary Is the most intensive level of support and intervention. It attempts to reduce the impact of a condition on the individual's ability to function in the least restrictive setting. edjj.org/prevention/levelsprevention The pretest was administered the day prior to our activity. A series of questions were asked directed at safety and interest. The post test was conducted immediately after the activity attempting to gather the most accurate response. 1. Did the dog improve your day?
2. Did you feel like you were part of the group at Libbie's?
3. Did you walk with the dog?
4. Would you like to do this again?
5. Do we have your permission to take your picture? Short term goal was met Activity #1 - Meet and greet in the back yard, 16 out of 19 were engaged with the activity Activity #2 - A three minute walk around the back yard, 10 out of 16 were engaged with the activity Activity #3 - A twenty minute walk around the track, 8 out of 16 were engaged with the activity 84% participation Long term goal has been coordinated At the close of this activity Mrs. Kirwin and Mrs. Williams made future plans for two animals to visit once a month. Further assessment is needed in June 2013 to assess if this goal has been reached. Animal assisted activity. (1997). Retrieved from c:\ann\deita\presentants\svcvtx

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from http://phys.org & Ms Mosquito
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