2017 Geriatric Symposium
1) Learn what is palliative care and hospice and the role of physical therapy in this level of care.
2) Education of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and respective students in the concepts related to treating an individual while in hospice and palliative care
3) Continuity of care and the active, compassionate role of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in hospice and palliative care.
4) Respect for the rights of all individuals to have appropriate and adequate access to physical therapy services, regardless of medical prognosis or setting.
5) An interdisciplinary approach, including timely and appropriate physical therapist and physical therapist assistant involvement, especially during transitions of care or during a physical or medical change in status.
6) Education of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and respective students in the concepts related to treating an individual while in hospice and palliative care.
7) Appropriate and comparable coverage for physical therapy services for individuals who have transitioned to hospice or palliative care in all clinical settings.
8) Learn what causes gait disturbances with geriatric patients with Parkinson's and the new trends in medical approach and the role of physical therapy in rehabilitation.
9) Educate Physical therapist and physical therapy assistants and respective student: improve Parkinson’s patient improve fitness level, strength, and flexibility, decrease risk of fall, climb and descend stairs and curbs, improve the smoothness and coordination of your walking, Stand and turn to change directions more efficiently and Participate in activities that are important to geriatric patients.
10) To explore new approaches to finding and working with the person behind the dementia.
11) The focus will be on presenting an overview of Montessori Methods for Dementia.
12) To enable individuals with dementia to be as independent as possible, to have a meaningful place in their community, to have high self-esteem, and to have the chance to make meaningful contributions to their community and the role of physical therapy in their rehabilitation.
13) To provide context to support physical therapists and payers in discussions about medical necessity. References to the standards of practice and, evidence of effectiveness, and an emphasis on identifying impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions support these decisions. The definition also makes a clear statement that physical therapists are professionals and must be responsible for the clinical decisions they make.
14) To educate physical therapist, physical therapy assistants and students identify the physical and psychological health outcomes shown to be associated with Tai Chi practice in older adults participating in randomized controlled trials.
15) To establish Tai Chi as an adjunct to help improve health across a variety of outcomes among mainly older adults.
16) To educate physical therapist, physical therapy assistants and students identify what are the most common diseases that affects the elderly and wat to improve the
17) To understand what are the role that of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants in rehabilitating elderly.
18) Concluding the gait disturbances, palliative and hospice care, Montessori Approach to Dementia, Tai Chi as an adjunct to therapy, documenting medical necessity and its relevance to population health.
Dr. Laura Ferguson, MD,Dr. George M. Plotkin, MD, PhD., Julie Hardy, MS, PT, Tammy Dorsett, PT., Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT., Arvin Calamba, PT, DPT, MPA-HCA
PT Member $200
PTA Member $175.00
Student Member $25.00 if space is available
PT Non-Member $250.00
PTA Non-Member $200.00
Student Non-Member $35.00
This course is approved for 9 CCUs for PT and PTA License Renewal.