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Geriatric Functional Performance Measures

Sally Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

October 9, 2020

Understanding function and how to address it are both essential to being good therapists and this is especially important as a component of therapy for older adults, those who are age 65 or more. As w...   Read More

 


Dementia Management: Techniques for Staging and Intervention

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

October 1, 2020

Age-associated memory impairment often takes the form of memory lapses. Memories of personal information tend to survive in old age. However, individuals with age-associated memory impairment may expe...   Read More


Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elderly

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

March 31, 2020

This course will discuss the signs that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk. We will address the prevalence of suicidality in long term care settings, elevated risks in ca...   Read More

 


Put Down the Drugs: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors with Dementia

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

December 28, 2018

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from dementia and more than 15 million people in the United States are providing unpaid caregiving. Dementia, as we know as clinicians is the most challenging....   Read More


Selecting Appropriate Screening and Assessment Tools in the Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Populations: Where the Research Supports and Fails Us

Heidi Moyer, PT, DPT, CEEAA

December 19, 2018

A review of which evidence-based outcome measures are supported in the skilled nursing (SNF)/long term care (LTC) facility settings as per the current research, as well as those that fall short for ap...   Read More


Patient-Centered Strategies to Managing Geriatric Chronic Pain in Home Health

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS

October 22, 2018

The current opioid epidemic in the United States has renewed focus on the importance of non-pharmacologic approaches to management of chronic pain. PTs and PTAs in home health find the treatment of el...   Read More

 


Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

March 23, 2018

As we begin, we will take a look at state survey guidelines as they relate to restraint reduction, and then we will review the new CMS regulations. Next, we will read through some restraint-related de...   Read More

 


Pharmacological Management of the Patient With Neurological and/or Central Nervous System Disorders

Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD

January 25, 2018

Physical therapists and occupational therapists are non-prescribing healthcare practitioners. With autonomous practice, you have a professional responsibility to screen your patients' medications and...   Read More

  


Management of Adhesive Capsulitis

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

September 26, 2017

Adhesive capsulitis and the term frozen shoulder are often used interchangeably. As stated by Dr. Codman, "It is a condition difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the p...   Read More

 


Abilities Based Approaches to Treatment of Persons with Dementia

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

December 20, 2016

As therapists, we know that we need an interdisciplinary team approach. Unfortunately, we often operate under the “silo mentality.” In other words, siloing occurs when departments or groups within...   Read More

 


Geriatric Balance and Dizziness Management

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

January 20, 2014

This presentation will include practical clinical applications of the latest evidence in the rehabilitation of geriatric patients with dizziness. Participants completing this course will be ready to r...   Read More