Pat O'Dea-Evans, Expert

Pat O'Dea-Evans, MS, RN, LCPC is a Geriatric Care Manager. She serves on the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee for the Illinois Department of Aging, Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services. Her previous experience includes Director of Therapeutic Recreation for hospital settings as well as Geriatric Program Director positions. She is a member of the Geriatric Care Manager Association and the Case Management Society of America. Pat is on the faculty of the American Society on Aging conference in Washington, D.C., 2008. Pat has a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and is licensed as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. She can be reached at

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What are some fun activities for older adults confined to hospitals? — Jul 01, 2008
First look at the calendar for the convalescent hospital. How much time do you have to work with the seniors, and how long are the seniors in this setting? Is this "home" o...