Best Practice Considerations for the Use of Telehealth to Deliver Occupational Therapy Services - OT40

Best Practice Considerations for the Use of Telehealth to Deliver Occupational Therapy Services

Older Adult Clients

by Ranelle Nissen, PhD MS OT
(4.6 / 20 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Telehealth is a rapidly growing and effective means to deliver healthcare services to older adults. It provides a method to reach individuals who are unable to access traditional in-person services and may be a preferred way to receive services. The use of telehealth by occupational therapy practitioners is increasing in multiple settings. Despite common misconceptions, older adults are open to learning and using technology to receive healthcare services.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide the occupational therapy practitioner with a broad understanding of the multiple facets of using telehealth with an older adult client. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify considerations for reimbursement of occupational therapy services when using telehealth.
  • Recognize the variation in licensure requirements and the importance of reviewing state practice acts laws regarding the use of telehealth.
  • Organize a needs assessment to determine the level of preparedness to use telehealth.
  • Identify resources to provide technology support and continued evidence to support the use of telehealth in your practice.
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
OT Process: Evaluation
OT Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Administration & Management

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for occupational therapists
Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/25/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/25/2022

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

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


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Carrie B - Lancaster, CA  ·  Nov 27, 2019
Very relevant and interesting topic
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Caroline W - Austin, TX  ·  Oct 15, 2019
completed within one hour
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Megan T - Marshall, MI  ·  Oct 15, 2019
This was very Informational, and I learned more about a platform in therapy I would like to provide to my patients.
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JANICE A - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  ·  Sep 27, 2019
I had no idea about the regulations of telehealth and now I know!
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Maria M - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Aug 07, 2019
It was an excellent course!
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50