February 6, 2015, Friday
12:00 - 4:00 pm
San Jose State University, Central Classroom Building, Rm 115
(see flyer for more details)
OT & Older Adults: Practical Approaches to Meet Cognitive, Psychosocial, and Physical
Cost: $35 for POTAC & OTAC members; $50 for nonmembers; $10 for students
PDUs: Certificates of Attendance will be provided to qualify for PDUs - 4 contact hours.
This session will provide participants with a multi-dimensional approach in viewing
the role of the OT in working with older adults. Presenters will share their own innovative
strategies for enhancing the lives of this population. Assessments and treatment interventions
will be presented with a focus on improving care for individuals with dementia, decreasing
the use of antipsychotics when indicated, and supporting aging in place through prevention,
early intervention, and creative community-based programs.
Participants will be able to:
- Recognize occupational therapists’ role in serving older adults in the community.
- Identify assessment screening tools for use with the older adult.
- Describe various practice models in the continuum of care for the older adult.
- Demonstrate understanding of community-based programs and resources designed to facilitate
aging in place.
Please check this website for future workshops. You may also contact us and let us
know if you'd like to be placed on our listserv to get an email update on future course
offerings. (Please provide a mailing address if you would also like to get a brochure
via regular mail.)
Other Resources for earning professional development units:
- AOTA Continuing Education courses
- OTAC Continuing Education courses
- CEC (California Education Connection)
- Refresher Course Brochure
- Registration Form