Disciplines: Occupational Therapy
Hours: 16 Contact Hours
Item#: IGQ16

16-Hour OT Geriatric Bundle

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Item # IGQ16
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Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults: Clinical Implications for Occupational Therapy

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6312  

Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among older adults. Depression and anxiety affect an older adult’s performance patterns related to habits, routines, rituals, and roles, as well as ADLs and IADLs, rest and sleep, formal and informal education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. This basic-level course provides current information on depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, including their types and causes, and their ramifications for occupational performance and treatment strategies. Screening tools and evidence-based treatment interventions are discussed. A case study further elucidates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention

Multidimensional Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # I6321  

Occupational therapy practitioners play a pivotal role in maximizing function, participation, and well-being for adults age 65 and older – the fastest growing segment of the population. Using a “top-down” multidimensional approach that looks broadly at the activities in which older adults engage, this basic-level course presents current evidence on the assessment of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in aging from the perspective of the impact of these changes on performance in various areas of occupation, such as activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), work/leisure, and social participation. The course also examines how contextual factors and the environment influence functional performance.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Domain: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills & Context

Therapeutic Exercise and the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach

Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # I6328  

There is mounting evidence to support the importance of physical activity in improving health, mobility, and function in older adults. This basic-level course reviews the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems and describes how exercise may mitigate these changes; provides recommended exercise prescriptions for older adults; and describes how changes after an exercise intervention can be measured using several clinical measures that can routinely and easily be implemented in clinical practice. Finally, this course addresses special concerns such as the need for medical screening prior to establishing a new exercise program, and special considerations when prescribing exercise for individuals with the various comorbid conditions common in older populations. Equipped with this knowledge, OTs and OTAs should be able to comfortably prescribe, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive exercise program for older adults.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention & Outcomes

Ethical Practices with Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # I6335  

As healthcare professionals work to address the medical and economic challenges of a rapidly aging population, advances in technology are leading to increasingly complex end-of-life choices. This basic-level course presents ethical issues that may confront occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. The course identifies some of the major ethical issues concerning older adults and healthcare decisions and provides the framework and set of principles used to address ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings. This course includes relevant material from the AOTA, APTA, NASW, APA, ACA, and ANA codes of ethics for clarification on the various professions' principles.

AOTA Content Focus - Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6356  

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease; it is the most frequent type of dementia. Although causes of death from stroke, heart disease, and cancer have declined between 2000 and 2010, cause of death from Alzheimer’s disease has increased by 68%. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States across all ages, and the fifth leading cause of death among persons aged 65 and older. The estimated number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to nearly triple by 2050 to 13.8 million, including 7 million people aged 85 and older. The annual number of new cases will begin to climb sharply around the year 2030, when all of the baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) will be over age 65.

This course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ basic knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The first part of the course presents an overview of the medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening, evaluation, and intervention of older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. While this basic-level course is written for occupational therapy professionals, it may also inform social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses who work with occupational therapy practitioners in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role of occupational therapy on the health care team and their contribution.  

AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

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