This course will provide an overview of a variety of the mental health issues the elderly face in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will also provide examples of situations where the deteriorating mental health of the elderly has changed their abilities to function at their maximal potential, as well as explain implications for occupational therapy involvement. This is Day 5 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.
Course created on November 23, 2020
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 001012; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-760963; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Mental Health
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the mental health conditions that impact the elderly.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the fluid role of OT during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the reduction in OT’s abilities to respond to the mental health needs of the elderly.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the real-life experiences from an OT that works on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic regarding the elderly population and their mental health.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize how the mental health of the elderly is impacted by health care workers providing care while working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
|5-15 Minutes||Mental health conditions that impact the elderly|
|15-30 Minutes||Role of OT during the COVID-19 pandemic|
|30-45 Minutes||Real-life experiences from an OT|
|45-55 Minutes||Impact of health care workers on the mental health of the elderly|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Elizabeth Alicea Torres
Elizabeth Alicea Torres MS OTR/L has been a dedicated practicing occupational therapist (OT) for the past 14 years working in a variety of settings including outpatient, short term rehabilitation/SNF, inpatient hospital acute care and home health. Elizabeth’s clinical interests include working with those at the end of life, working with those in the intensive care or critical care unit, wound care, and community-based practice. Currently, Elizabeth is an OT in a SNF in Massachusetts, and is driven by improving the quality of life, and functional abilities of the residents within the facility. In addition to her primary job functions, she has focused effort on improving the quality of life, and addressing function and occupational identity for those within or approaching the end of life stage. Elizabeth is currently enrolled in the Post Professional OTD program at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts with a graduation date set for May 2021. When she is not working, or engaged in academia Elizabeth enjoys time with her family and friends, baking, exercise, yardwork/gardening, as well as a good “Netflix and chill”!
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