Geriatric Practice (OCTH571)


Course Memo

This course is a critical examination of current evidence regarding healthcare needs and interventions for the elder population. The course explores a continuum of care model for effective services for the older adult population. Services include promotion of wellness and illness models of intervention, leisure adaptations, and neurocognition. Experiences include implementing wellness programs and OT's services in adult day care centers, assistive living, long-term care, home health, hospice, and community-based programs. Liability, reimbursement, advocacy, and ethics issues are included.