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Rehabilitation Strategies for the Older Adult with Multi-Morbidity

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Select, perform, and interpret evidence-based assessment tools appropriate for the older adult with multiple medical conditions.
Develop comprehensive plans of care for medically complex patients/clients that consider their individual needs, preferences for treatments, health priorities and lifestyle.
Explain the role of the rehab specialist as part of the inter-professional health care team in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of older adults with complex medical problems.
Distinguish between complication, co-morbidity, and multi-morbidity and the implications of each on rehabilitation services.
Examine common medical conditions associated with aging and analyze their impact on body structures and function, activities, and participation.
Identify the association of multi-morbidity with elevated risk of death, disability, poor functional status, poor quality of life, and adverse drug events.
Analyze the role of rehabilitation specialists in the risk identification, prevention, and treatment of frailty.
Interpret how an older person’s health conditions and treatments interact and the potential effects on their functional independence and quality of life.
Prescribe appropriate therapeutic exercises/ activities and propose modifications for the older adult with complex medical conditions.
Apply concepts of adult learning to provide effective patient/client education for older adults and caregivers.

Target Audience
Primary Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants. Secondary Audience: Other Rehabilitation Professionals. LEVEL: This course is at an intermediate level.

Confirmation Notes
CONFIRMATION: A confirmation letter will be sent via email at least 3 weeks prior to the course with local hotels and information. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration. Registrations are not guaranteed until confirmed. Space may be limited, so register early.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (20 CEUs or 2.0 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in NY, KY, IL, TX and NC. Approved for PTs and PTAs in CA and PA for 20 Clinical Contact Hours. Have applied for approval in MD and NJ. This course is approved by the Florida PT Association for 24 continuing education hours. Our courses also meet the guidelines for approval in DC, AL, GA, MI, IN, WY, VA, AZ, DE, NH, OR, RI, WI, and MO. Courses are accepted for CEUs in NE, ID, MT, WA, CT, IA, and ND. If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call. GREAT Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #5363. This course is not approved by ASHA or Board of Certification. Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307.


7:30AM Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00AM Introduction: Working with the older patient with multi-morbidity as a member of an inter-professional team; Complications, co-morbidity, multi-morbidity – what’s the difference? 10:30AM Break 10:45AM Common medical conditions associated with aging; The effects of multi-morbidity on function and quality of life 12:30PM Working Lunch (Bring your own) Multi-morbidity Case Study 1:30PM Comprehensive geriatric assessment; evidence-based examination tools appropriate for the older adult with multi-morbidity 4:15PM Break 4:30PM Frailty: risks, prevention, and interventions; Evidence-based exercise for frail older adults 6:00PM Questions and Answers 6:30PM Adjourn DAY 2

7:30AM Continental Breakfast 8:00AM Developing comprehensive plans of care for medically complex patients/clients; Considerations for incorporating individual needs, preferences, health priorities and lifestyle to improve function 9:45AM Break 10:00AM Selecting and modifying therapeutic exercises/activities for the older adult with complex medical conditions; Considerations for potential interactions between health conditions and interventions 12:30PM Working Lunch (on your own) Plan of Care Case Study 1:30PM Concepts of adult learning applied to the provision of effective patient/client education for older adults and caregivers 3:30PM Break 3:45PM Putting it all together to provide optimal care for the older adult with multi-morbidity: screening, with multi-morbidity: screening, examination, interventions, modification/adaptation, progression; outcomes 6:00PM Questions and Answers 6:30PM Adjourn

As mortality rates decline and the population ages, rehabilitation specialists must be prepared to recognize and consider the multiple chronic conditions commonly seen in older adults. The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the most current information and evidence on multi-morbidity with aging, components of comprehensive geriatric examination, and the implications of common chronic conditions in the development and implementation of highly skilled rehabilitation programs for medically complex older persons. The interactive seminar format combines lecture, discussion, videos, case studies, and hands-on activities to present the most recent research, examination tools, and interventions for older adults with multi-morbidity. An extensive course manual includes current primary references, detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, suggested protocols, sample home exercises, and progressions.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Greenville South Carolina
Dates:   11-04-2023 - 11-05-2023, 7:30AM 6:30PM Eastern