Aging In Place: Enabling Clients to Prepare for the Future
Adults over the age of 50 hope to remain in their homes and community. Our profession continues to develop programming focused on preparation to age in place. Resources and tools to address five domains of successful aging will be examined.
Speakers: John Patro, OTD, OTR/L, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ; Denise Crowley, OTD, OTR/L, BCG
Using the Age-Friendly 4 M's Framework to Enhance Quality of Care for Older Adults Across the Healthcare Continuum
The session will focus on tools for safe mobility of the older adult while in the hospital and also when transitioning to another level of care utilizing the 4M Age-Friendly Framework, to engage the patient to create shared goals and successes.
Speaker: Emily Barr, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, BCG, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety, Omaha, NE
Reframing How We Promote Aging in Place: Lessons Learned From Implementing CAPABLE
Implementing evidence-based interventions for aging in place in real-world contexts can be challenging. This course offers strategies for success based on a project implementing Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE).
Speakers: Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG
Changing Perspectives: Addressing Occupational Needs of Dementia in a Safety-First World
In this short course, clinicians will explore a rights-based approach to ensure the occupational and safety needs of people with dementia are met appropriately. Participants will reflect on and problem solve different challenges in dementia care.
Speakers: Alexandra Wagner, PhD, OTR/L, CDP; Melanie Evangelista, OTR/L, both of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Wayfinding in and Around the Home With Dementia
Persons living with dementia often struggle to navigate familiar environments. Caregivers are burdened with physical, and time demands of escorting care recipients. Community-based occupational therapy practitioners may offer effective interventions.
Speaker: Emily Reilly, DHSc, OTR/L, ECHM, Huntington University, Huntington, IN
Earn up to 5 contact hours