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Geriatric Transitions of Care: Comparing Home Health, Assisted Living Communities & Skilled Nursing Facilities
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This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of post-hospital care or discharge care. We will delve into the specific services offered by each, including the level of medical care, assistance with daily activities, and social engagement opportunities. By the end of the lecture, attendees will have a clear understanding of the benefits and considerations associated with each option, empowering them to make informed decisions regarding geriatric discharge. 

Michael Chua, PT, DPT, CDP, CADDCT, CCI, SFS

Dr. Michael Chua is a Physical Therapist practicing in Northwest Tennessee. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating geriatric patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches. His dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopedics. He is also the chief inspirational officer for TN Therapy Outsource, LLC and GeriHab Physical Therapy and Wellness, and the author of Misunderstanding Dementia, Time to Fly, 365 Daily Tips for Dementia Caregivers, Caregivers Freedom Journal, and 10+ books.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Perpetual Help at Rizal in 1999, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Incarnate Word at Texas in 2014, wherein he graduated Cum Laude. He is a Certified Clinical Instructor, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a Senior Fitness Specialist. He is a member of American Physical Therapist Association, Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Academy of Filipino-American Physical Therapists, and The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Michael stays up to date with the latest physical therapy and dementia re-direction techniques by attending various continuing education seminars to provide evidence-based and cost-effective treatment.

He also runs a twice a week show called "Alternative Healthcare Careers for Rehab Professionals" every Tuesday and Thursday, and he has grown that group to 30,000 plus members. He also Moderates a group called "Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group" with 35,000 members, and teaches his certification course called "Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care", the required course to be a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Dr. Michael is married to Puppen and are proud parents to Alyssa, Akeisha and Izaiah. Currently, Michael and his family live in Martin, Tennessee.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Michael Chua has employment relationships with TN Home and Wellcare, LLC, TN Therapy Outsource, LLC, TN Health Management, and Intrepid, USA. He is a podcast host and trainer and receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Chua receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Michael Chua has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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