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Introduction to Gerontology for Rehabilitation Professionals
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours: 4
Registration Fee: $116
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
Identify 3 geriatric services that fall within the scope of practice for rehabilitation professionals.
Recognize ways to improve the dynamics of interactions with the elderly in the clinical setting.
Identify ways to improve the quality of life in aging.
Identify symptoms, behaviors, characteristics of disease/dementia/aging within and between disciplines.
Differentiate between normal changes in functioning due to aging and pathological aging due to disease.
List 3-5 treatment techniques based on assessment objectives and utilize the information to work within the team approach for optimizing outcomes of care.
Describe the effects of stereotypes on the elderly and how these stereotypes may limit medical care, treatment plans or a person’s autonomy.
Describe definitions of successful aging and apply it to individual treatment goals.
List or identify examples of legal and ethical conflicts that occur with aging and provide proactive and collaborative measures in advocating for the elderly.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Athletic Trainers.
"Introduction to Gerontology for Rehabilitation Professionals” addresses the issues that occur with the aging population along with their rehabilitation concerns. Clinicians are provided with knowledge enabling them to recognize ways to improve the dynamics of interactions with the elderly in a clinical setting as well as ways to improve the quality of life in aging. The session discusses demographics and definitions pertaining to the psychological, mental and spiritual changes that occur with aging within the context of their effects on treatment modalities.
The course also covers treatment techniques based on assessment objectives and how to use the information to work within the team approach to optimize outcomes of care. Cathy provides examples of legal and ethical conflicts that occur with aging as well as proactive and collaborative measures in advocating for the elderly.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM