Title of Event:
Frailty in the Older Adult: Functional Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Reducing Frailty Risk-This course is being rescheduled. Please look out for more details.


Contact Name:
Susan Blair

Supportive Aging

Date(s) of Event:
April 15th, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Greensboro Airport Marriott

Summary of Event:
Frailty in the Older Adult: Functional Assessment & Intervention Strategies for Reducing Frailty Risk. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Occupational therapists Occupational therapist assistants COURSE FOCUS: This 6-hour CE course provides participants with increased knowledge of their role as healthcare providers for at-risk or already frail clients. This course includes one hour of Ethics that meets the NCBOT Ethics requirement for OT licensure. A NEW ROADMAP FOR REDUCING FRAILTY IN OLDER ADULTS: Evidence-based practice focus. Ethical considerations for the role of therapy with older adults. Emerging clinical practice settings. THE STATE OF FRAILTY: Distinguishing frailty in vulnerable older adults Recognized criteria for frailty Interventions to reduce frailty Addressing failure to thrive ASSESSMENT SOLUTIONS: Age-appropriate, cost-effective, practical, standardized, and multidisciplinary. ADL/IADL assessments. Depression scale. Life satisfaction assessment. Frailty scale. Cognitive screening. DEPRESSION AND SOCIAL ISOLATION IN OLDER ADULTS: Recognizing symptoms of depression in the older adult. Depression and social isolations' effect on functional outcomes. The therapist’s responsibility for psychosocial intervention. Intergenerational collaboration opportunities to improve life satisfaction for the older and young. ETHICAL ISSUES WITH OLDER ADULTS Maintaining autonomy and independence. Preventing elder neglect & abuse. Supporting decision making. IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HOME SAFETY: Fall risk assessment—it is everybody’s responsibility! Fall intervention algorithm. MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: AN EMERGING EPIDEMIC FOR OLDER ADULTS Strategies for assessment and intervention of medication management. CREATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE WITH FRAIL ADULTS: The four barriers to independence: low vision, accessibility, mobility, and cognition. Learn 135 functional activities to do inside a home. Remember! Physical activity for the older adult is FUNCTION! COURSE OBJECTIVES: Increase awareness of current trends in aging population statistics, lifestyle choices, and personal life goals of an aging population. Understand cost-effective geriatric assessment tools applicable to older adults in healthcare and community settings. Provide successful therapeutic interventions to provide older adults with meaningful and purposeful activities. Explain understanding of geriatric comorbidities and their implications for developing frailty in community dwellers. Utilize effective outcome measures appropriate for geriatric clients for improved documentation and reimbursement. Discuss opportunities for intergenerational collaboration to reduce social isolation and improve life satisfaction for both older adults and young people. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Occupational Therapists (NC) – This 6.0 CE continuing competency activity meets the requirements set forth in Section .0800 of the Rules of the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. Physical Therapists (NC): This workshop has been approved by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 6.0 hours. Speech Pathologists – This workshop has NOT been submitted for ASHA credit. See the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for acceptance of CE Credit. Other healthcare professionals – This course may qualify for 6.0 continuing education hours as required by national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. It is the participants' responsibility to contact their board or organization for specific filing requirements. Supportive Aging is not responsible for the non-acceptance of CE credit. Keep your certificate of attendance and course outline as a record of successful completion. Satisfactory completion requires signing in and out of the course with full attendance, completion of course evaluation and receipt of course certificate. Failure to comply will result in no credit for the course, with no exceptions or refunds. Content level: intermediate Scope of Practice: All content of the workshop is intended to be used by participants within their regulatory scope of practice and license only. Disclosures: Financial: Susan Blair is an owner of Supportive Aging and is compensated as an instructor. Non-Financial: Susan Blair is a member of the AOTA Board Certification Review Committee.