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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 Needs
$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.

Program Description
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.

Learning Objectives
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)

Course Materials

  • Refresher Course Brochure
  • Registration Form