• Continuing Education
  • Geriatric Issues: Myth or Fact

    Course Date: July 26, 2017  –  July 26, 2017

    Wednesday: 4:00PM - 8:00PM

    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Rooms 1&2
    3599 University Blvd South
    Jacksonville, FL 32216

    Aging is complex and not all age the same way. With the increase in Baby Boomers we will be seeing many effects of aging. It is important to understand what part of the natural aging process is and what a symptom of a more significant illness is. This course will review the basics in aging and set the stage for a deeper look at the varying issues that arise physically, psychosocially, and cognitively. A comprehensive team approach is critical to maximizing independence and reintegration into life over the long-term recovery path. Through lecture and various scenarios, this course will provide a systemic approach to management of the aging client following brain injury.

    After completion of this course the participant will be able to:

    • Identify physical, psychosocial, and cognitive changes to the aging adult.
    • Discuss common misconceptions of Aging
    • Discuss resources available for geriatric clients to allow them to be independent as long as possible.
    • Recognize the importance of family involvement to allow for aging clients to remain independent in their role

    Dr. Linda Fritzinger-Hearn, Ed.D, MSN, RN
    Dr. Jacqueline Osborne, DPT, PT, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

    This course is intended for Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and Nursing.  

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

    This course has been approved for 4 hours (0.4 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Boad of Language Speech Audiologist
    • Florida Board of Nursing

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 2 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    Registration Fee:

    • Standard Ticket: $25.00
    • Brooks Clinicians: Free

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    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request. 


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