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
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Domain 1: Context and environment
Domain 2: Activity demands
Process 3: Evaluation and intervention
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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