Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued Master Class. Aging in place is the goal of most elders, but it may require a great deal of support. The impact of normal aging on various systems and the differences between frail and well elders are described in this course. Information and interventions are discussed that allow interprofessional team members to support functional mobility, nutrition and hydration, and health management in their geriatric clients, in order to promote successful aging.
Course created on June 1, 2023
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.4 Advanced, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 06955; CE Broker/4.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-1074964; IACET/0.4; NBCOT PDUs/5.0 Advanced, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two impacts of aging on an individual’s potential to age in place and the differences between the well and frail elder.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate fall risk factors and three interventions used to maximize functional mobility in elderly clients.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze two barriers to maintaining nutrition and hydration in elderly clients and strategies to support nutrition and hydration in elderly clients with and without dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze two barriers and two health management strategies to support elders and their caregivers.
|0-60 Minutes||Normal Aging and Aging in Place|
|60-120 Minutes||Supporting Functional Mobility|
|120-180 Minutes||Supporting Nutrition and Hydration|
|180-240 Minutes||Health Management|
MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 30 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts. She is a recent recipient of the Massachusetts Speech Language and Hearing Association’s Award for Clinical Excellence. Ms Mansolillo is also the author of “Let’s Eat," a clinical guide to the management of complex pediatric and feeding disorders.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.
Kathleen T. Foley
PhD OTR/L, FAOTA
Kathleen T. Foley, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is a registered Occupational Therapist and currently a Professor and the Director of the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University in Georgia. She received an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University, a Master of Science in Instructional Systems Technology, and a PhD in Higher Education from Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Foley has worked in staff and leadership positions in the rehabilitation arena with extensive experience in the neurorehabilitation of adults and older adults. She has held various academic positions in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Alabama. She received post-graduate training through the HRSA Geriatric Education Center Faculty Scholars Program and the Health Disparities Research Training Award Program. Her scholarly contributions have focused on geriatric rehabilitation and interprofessional education. Active in state and national professional organizations, Dr. Foley is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Kathleen Foley - Financial: Kathleen Foley was paid an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
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Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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