Occupational Therapy: Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults, 2nd Edition
29.95
Online
Elective
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Course release date: 10/5/2018

About the Course:

Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among older adults. Depression and anxiety affect an older adult’s performance patterns related to habits, routines, rituals, and roles, as well as ADLs and IADLs, rest and sleep, formal and informal education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. This basic-level course provides current information on depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, including their types and causes, and their ramifications for occupational performance and treatment strategies. Screening tools and evidence-based treatment interventions are discussed. A case study further elucidates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the types of anxiety and depressive disorders in older adults, identifying the effects on occupational performance.
  • Design appropriate strategies for the treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults, encompassing effective screening tools for occupational therapy practitioners.
  • Describe evidence-based treatments for depression in older adults, and the role of occupational therapy practitioners in these interventions.
  • Utilize evidence-based occupational therapy approaches to facilitate treatment in older adults with depression and anxiety disorders.

About the Authors:
Sara Story, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CAPS, is an occupational therapy faculty member at Spalding University. Dr. Story has 11 years of experience working with older adults. She serves on the Greater Louisville Aging in Place Alliance. Her interests, presentations, and publications include geriatric community-based therapy in utilizing technology to enhance outcomes in older adults, fall prevention, community mobility, and home modification and safety in underserved rural communities. Dr. Story is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is Board Certified in Gerontology from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
 
First-edition editor Jane A. Painter-Patton, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapy professor and academic fieldwork coordinator at East Carolina University. Dr. Painter-Patton has more than 37 years of experience working with older adults. She serves on the North Carolina Falls Coalition, North Carolina Healthy Aging Coalition, and the North Carolina Injury Prevention and Violence Prevention State Advisory Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications include geriatric community-based therapy in fall prevention, fear of falling, and home safety. Dr. Painter-Patton is a certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi instructor, an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) fieldwork educator certificate master trainer, and a master trainer for the Matter of Balance fear of falling community-based program.
 
How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
     
Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 
 
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    Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults, 2nd Edition

    29.95
    Course release date: 10/5/2018

    About the Course:

    Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among older adults. Depression and anxiety affect an older adult’s performance patterns related to habits, routines, rituals, and roles, as well as ADLs and IADLs, rest and sleep, formal and informal education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. This basic-level course provides current information on depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, including their types and causes, and their ramifications for occupational performance and treatment strategies. Screening tools and evidence-based treatment interventions are discussed. A case study further elucidates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults.

    Learning Objectives
    • Recognize the types of anxiety and depressive disorders in older adults, identifying the effects on occupational performance.
    • Design appropriate strategies for the treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults, encompassing effective screening tools for occupational therapy practitioners.
    • Describe evidence-based treatments for depression in older adults, and the role of occupational therapy practitioners in these interventions.
    • Utilize evidence-based occupational therapy approaches to facilitate treatment in older adults with depression and anxiety disorders.

    About the Authors:
    Sara Story, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CAPS, is an occupational therapy faculty member at Spalding University. Dr. Story has 11 years of experience working with older adults. She serves on the Greater Louisville Aging in Place Alliance. Her interests, presentations, and publications include geriatric community-based therapy in utilizing technology to enhance outcomes in older adults, fall prevention, community mobility, and home modification and safety in underserved rural communities. Dr. Story is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is Board Certified in Gerontology from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
     
    First-edition editor Jane A. Painter-Patton, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapy professor and academic fieldwork coordinator at East Carolina University. Dr. Painter-Patton has more than 37 years of experience working with older adults. She serves on the North Carolina Falls Coalition, North Carolina Healthy Aging Coalition, and the North Carolina Injury Prevention and Violence Prevention State Advisory Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications include geriatric community-based therapy in fall prevention, fear of falling, and home safety. Dr. Painter-Patton is a certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi instructor, an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) fieldwork educator certificate master trainer, and a master trainer for the Matter of Balance fear of falling community-based program.
     
    How to receive credit:
    • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
    • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
      • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
    • Provide required personal information and payment information.
    • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
    • Print your Certificate of Completion.
       
    Disclosures:

    Resolution of Conflict of Interest
    Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

    Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
    It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

    Disclaimer:
    The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
    ©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.