Aging in Place‚ Part 1 - OT07

Aging in Place‚ Part 1

by Janie B. Scott, MA, OT/L, FAOTA
(4.3 / 1007 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


This two-part module will familiarize OT practitioners with concepts of aging in place and the pivotal roles that OTs can play in delivering all levels of service to older adults who wish to continue to live in their communities. Part 1 provides an overview of issues, current vocabulary used to describe living options, and how issues of aging in place relate to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process, 2nd Edition (OTPF). Support services are necessary for daily living and the roles that consultation, education and advocacy play to enable older adults to continue living in their homes and communities are identified.


The goal of this continuing education course, the first of a two-part series, is to increase understanding about barriers and enablers older adults encounter as they experience age-related changes in function. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe aging in place and its relationship to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process
  • Describe potential roles for OTs in facilitating clients’ aging in place
  • Identify ways to evaluate clients’ needs and to design effective interventions relative to aging in place
Content Level: Intermediate
Domain 1: Context and environment
Domain 2: Activity demands
Process 3: Evaluation and intervention

Accreditation Information is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Continuing education approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association is accepted for relicensure by the state boards for occupational therapists in: Alaska, Nevada, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Delaware, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Ohio, Illinois, Oregon, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Maryland, South Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Vermont, Montana & Virginia.


Course Originally Released on: 4/15/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/27/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/27/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Marian M - Exton, PA  ·  Jul 27, 2014
Informative and interesting
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Ashley P - Indianapolis, IN  ·  Jul 13, 2014
Good overview of basic skills to assist our elders to remain in their homes. Would benefit from further knowledge regarding home assessment tools and more specific examples for modifications. The case study portions were quite helpful.
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MELISSA C - Braselton, GA  ·  Jul 08, 2014
This course offers basic knowledge about aging in place and gives ideas of how to adapt an older adults living environment.
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Candace H - Woodbridge, VA  ·  Jul 06, 2014
This course was very informative for an OT who may just be starting out in the home health setting, or even as a refresher to more experienced OT's to remember/redefine what their role is serving the older population in this setting.
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victoria m - sebastian, FL  ·  Jun 30, 2014
This course has vital information specially for new graduates.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50