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Digital Seminar

Geriatric Therapists Making an Impact In the Home: Home Modifications, Falls Prevention, Behavior Reduction in Dementia


Speaker:
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CAPS, SHSS
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 27, 2023
Product Code:
POS065406
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

The geriatric population is projected to increase significantly in the coming years. Learn the important role that PTs and OTs can play in promoting safety, independence, and well-being for older adults by providing therapy services in the home - the most effective way to help geriatric clients maintain independence, prevent falls, and reduce behaviors associated with dementia.  Explore the benefits of providing therapy services in the home, and hot topics: home modifications, fall prevention, and behavior reduction in dementia. Examine evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and the STEADI program and how they can be implemented in the home environment to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. 

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
 
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Athletic Trainers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This self-study program has been approved for a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category A continuing education.


Chiropractors

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PESI is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This online course consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Approval #065406/10272023.

For a list of boards that accept PACE courses, please visit this website: https://pacex.fclb.org/pages/BoardRequirements.php

**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation and answer yes to the PACE Chiropractor question if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 07865. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 2.0  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 2.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 2.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours. For Kentucky licensees, according to 201 KAR 22:045, this self-study educational offering may be applied toward Category 2 continued competency requirements.  Please review the regulation to determine eligibility. 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approval provider by the APTA Michigan. This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 contact hours. Expires: .


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 2.4 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 2.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CAPS, SHSS's Profile

Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CAPS, SHSS Related seminars and products


Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CAPS, SHSS, has had a wide variety of experiences and has worked with pediatrics through geriatrics in various settings. She even ventured away from traditional occupational therapy for a few years and had the privilege of starting an Early Head Start program from the ground up and was the director of the EHS program. Kara taught in an OTA program as well as served as the academic fieldwork coordinator for approximately 8 years. In order to provide client-centered, occupation-based, and evidence-based practice, Kara started her own Mobile Hybrid Practice to help older adults age in place in 2018. This business has grown significantly over the years, and she now has over 15 employees and contractors providing a wide array of services. Her business not only has its own client population, but they also provide services to other agencies and businesses. Due to the lack of resources for helping therapy professionals start their own business, Kara created the Next Level Occupational Therapy Facebook group. It was through this group that it became apparent that all therapy professionals needed assistance in starting their own business and that is when the Therapy Business Builder program was started. Kara has helped hundreds of therapists get to the next level in their career through her programs.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kara Welke is the owner of Home Therapy Solutions, LLC and Next Level Occupational Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Kara Welke has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kara Welke has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Determine how and why geriatric therapy professionals can best impact the geriatric therapy population in the home setting.
  2. Investigate how to establish a practice that will make the most impact in your area.
  3. Assess how and why therapists need to be involved in home safety assessments.
  4. Determine how and why therapists can decrease the risk of falls in the home environment.
  5. Inspect how and why therapists can work with clients and caregivers in the home to reduce behaviors associated with dementia.

Outline

Make a BIGGER Impact: Geriatric Therapy in the Home Setting 

  • The rise of the geriatric population
  • Barriers facing the geriatric population
  • Evidence supporting outpatient therapy in the home
  • Various practice settings
  • How to establish a mobile outpatient setting for older adults

Therapists & Home Safety Assessments 

  • Defend why home safety assessments are needed
  • How to become proficient a home safety assessment
  • Current Home Safety Assessment certifications

Decrease the Risk of Falls in the Home 

  • How to identify environmental hazards 
  • Home modification strategies
  • STEADI program
  • Patient and caregiver education

In-Home Strategies to Reduce Behaviors Associated with Dementia 

  • Impact on clients and caregivers
  • Enhance cognitive abilities with CST – Cognitive stimulation therapy
  • Current dementia related certifications for therapists

Summary/What is next 
 

Target Audience

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants

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