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 masters 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 consults to Amedisys Home Health Care and Hospice. Dr. Bottomley has served on advisory boards for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Office on Womens 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 current President of the International Physical Therapists working with Older People (IPTOP) a section of WCPT and is the recent past president of the Section on Geriatrics of the APTA. Dr. Bottomley is an Adjunct Faculty at MGH Institute of Health Care Professions and Simmons College in Boston.
Houston Methodist Hospital- Medical Center
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
The 2-day live course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
The AZ Board of Physical Therapy recognizes other state board approvals.
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
Approved provider of 16.8 contact hours by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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.