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Evaluating the Older Adult's Ability to Live Independently or Drive: An Occupational Therapist's Role in Assessment

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Evaluating the Older Adult's Ability to Live Independently or Drive: An Occupational Therapist's Role in Assessment

University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21749
Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Abstract: 

This resident education module was developed to educate residents on what other team members do.  The content was organized around the IM-FM geriatric competencies and IM Milestones.  In this module, the learner will focus on how Occupational Therapists (or "OTs") approach the assessment and treatment of people with potential functional problems.

Educational objectives: 

1. Outline the global approach occupational therapists use to evaluate and treat their clients.

2. Explain assessment process used by occupational therapists to determine ability of cognitively impaired individuals to lilve safely and independently.

3. Explain assessment process used by occupational therapists to determine ability of individuals to drive safely.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For evaluation purposes, there is a pre/post test available from the corresponding author.

Intended learner audience: 
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Resident Level Competencies: 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Evaluating the Older Adult's Ability to Live Independently or Drive: An Occupational Therapist's Role in Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21749