Integrate evaluation information in medically complicated patients into a comprehensive intervention program following critical pathways of care. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance will be highlighted along with reimbursement issues and prevention and risk management programs. Critical thinking and decision making processes will be discussed using case studies.
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This course will examine the frailest of frail elderly providing the course participants with the most advanced and up to date information on the evaluation
and treatment of the elderly individual with multisystem involvement. Practice in integrating evaluative information in medically complicated patients towards a comprehensive intervention program will follow critical pathways of care. Recent research in strength and flexibility training using hands-on and video-guided exercise protocols will be presented. The use of complementary therapies in improving function will be presented with substantiating research provided. All care settings will be discussed from acute care, sub-acute, nursing home, outpatient, assisted living, home, senior and community centers, to fitness facilities. Critical pathways are presented for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across this spectrum of care and include reimbursement issues and current legislative initiatives involving health maintenance and promotion. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance will be highlighted.
- Incorporate screening and therapeutic interventions that address the prevention of frailty in the elderly in all levels of care.
- Evaluate and prescribe exercise and activities that enhance functional capabilities in the frailest of the frail elderly patients.
- Describe how polypharmacy and poor nutrition impact functional outcomes in the elderly.
- Integrate outcome research studies for individual and group exercise programs.
- Describe critical pathways in the frail elderly for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across this spectrum of care.
Jennifer M Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT, a dynamic and popular instructor, has a bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an advanced master’s degree in PT from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, MA. She has a doctoral degree in Gerontology (U of Massachusetts) and Health Science and Service Administration (Union Institute) and a second PhD from The Union Institute in Health Service Administration, Legislation, and Policy Management with a specialty in Gerontology. She is Director of Rehabilitation Services for the Committee to End Elder Homelessness/HEARTH and is on the Board of Directors for HEARTH. Dr. Bottomley has served on advisory boards for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office on Women’s Health in the department of HHS and the White House Health Care Reform Panel for Home & Long-Term Care issues in the Elderly. She was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. In 2007, she was appointed to the White House Interdisciplinary Medicare Reform Advisory Board. She is currently serving on an interdisciplinary AARP panel addressing Elder isolation. Jennifer is the recent past President of the International Physical Therapists working with Older People (IPTOP) – a section of WCPT and is the served as president of the Academy of Geriatric PT of the APTA. Dr. Bottomley recently retired as Associate Professor at Simmons University in Boston and continues as an Adjunct Faculty at Simmons and at MGH Institute of Health Care Professions.
Houston Methodist Hospital- Medical Center
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Hilton Houston Medical Center
6633 Travis Street
The 2-day live course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
This activity provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners accredited provider Approval #2210017TX for 14 CCU's and meets continuing competence requirements for PT's and PTA's licensure renewal in Texas. Participant's License Number ________
Approved Provider of CE by the AOTA #3043 for 14 - Contact Hours (1.4 CEU's)
Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.
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