Geriatric Therapy: Addressing the Changes and Challenges of Aging

Due to great interest in this course, a wait list is now being created. Please complete and submit the form below for your information to be placed on the list.

This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the challenges associated with the normal and pathological changes that occur with aging. It will address many of the impairments that are commonly seen during a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the geriatric client. Participants will be introduced to treatment strategies and community resources available for geriatric clients.

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Date:  September 10, 2016
Time:  8 a.m.-4 p.m. (6.75 contact hours)
Cost:  $25 - BJC employees (including BJC collaborative hospitals)
$75 - non-BJC employees
Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Clayton Ave Building Room R
4353 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Target Audience: PTs, OTs, PTAs, COTAs, and SLPs who provide rehabilitation to geriatric clients in the acute, subacute, rehab or home health settings.

Course Content

Morning     Afternoon  
7:30-8 a.m. Registration and light breakfast   12:45-1:30 p.m. Musculoskeletal changes
8-8:45 a.m. Overview of aging and the fragility syndrome   1:30-2 p.m. Musculoskeletal interventions
8:45-9:45 a.m. Cognition in the aging client   2-2:15 p.m.
9:45-10 a.m. Break   2:15-2:45 p.m.
Cardiopulmonary implications
10-11 a.m. Non-pharmacological dementia interventions   2:45-3:15 p.m.
Driving assessments
11-11:30 a.m. Age related changes with swallowing   3:15-3:45 p.m.
Community resources and technology
11:30 a.m.-Noon Dietary needs for the aging client   3:45-4 p.m. Questions
Noon-12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)       

Pre-registration is required for this CEU course. Registrations must be received by September 1, 2016.

Due to great interest in this course, registrations for Geriatric Therapy: Addressing the Changes and Challenges of Aging will now be put on a wait list. If you would like to be contacted in the event that a spot opens up for the course, please provide us with your contact information by filling out the form below. Wait-listed registrants will be contacted to complete their registration on a first-come, first-served basis. We appreciate your understanding.

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