Home Study Courses

Health Promotion and Exercise for Older Adults

Cost: $295.00 ($285 plus $10 S&H) – 20 Contact Hours

Health Promotion and Exercise for Older Adults is a practical tool for the rehabilitation specialist who would like to plan a health promotion program for older adults. The goal of this course is to teach the rehabilitation professional how to begin, teach, and follow-up on a community based exercise program for older adults. The manual is divided into three sections: Part I, “Getting Started”; Part II, “Classes”; and Part III, “Special Considerations, Program Evaluation, and Follow-Up.” Each of these sections contains easy to follow recommendations for planning, implementing, and conducting program evaluation on an older adult health promotion program. Part II, “Classes”, contains 27 concise chapters which are each on a different class topic. All of these chapters include a lecture/discussion for each class, specific exercises for each class, and a handout to give class participants for each class. This home study course is presented in a style and with terminology that can be directly used in all facets of a health promotion program for older adults.

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Improving Mobility in Older Persons with Functional Assessment and Treatment

Cost: $295.00 ($285 plus $10 S&H) – 20 Contact Hours

Improving mobility in the older person is designed for the rehabilitation specialist who has focused their career on treating the growing geriatric population. The goal of this course is to assist the therapist in using structured methods of examining the tasks of functional mobility, breaking down the components of movement, and implementing the appropriate treatment where the specific patient deficits are noted. The information for completing the examination is broken down into sections specific to improving mobility of the older person. Each section is part of a continuum to assist in designing a systematic approach to rehabilitation. In addition there are functional testing tools provided to allow for standardized diagnostic measures to implement into your evaluation. These testing tools provide information regarding the patient’s safety and level of function, and allow you to monitor the patients’ progress. There are various tools, each of each appropriate for one of multiple patient populations. It is our hope that after completion of this course you will be able to appropriately evaluate the limitations in function of the older adult and design an implement the most beneficial treatments. You will also have the tools to monitor your patient’s progress by using functional and valid tools of measurement.

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The Prevention and Wellness Toolkit

Cost: $295.00 - 20 contact hours

The Prevention and Wellness Toolkit provides the rehabilitation specialist with three valuable resources: a manual on how to conduct a prevention and wellness screening with follow-up exercise classes, a guide on individualized balance assessment and treatment, and a toolbox of tests, scales and measures for holistic evaluation of the older adult. This course is geared towards the rehabilitation specialist who understands the critical need for wellness interventions in the older adult population and wants to bring their skills to the next level for optimal prevention.

The purpose of the this course is to provide the clinician with the tools needed to go into a community setting, such as a senior center or assisted living facility, and confidently approach the administration with a well-developed plan for a community-based program. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how to screen the older adult in critical domains of fitness, using an evidenced-based paradigm for screening, and will be able to interpret findings based on current normative data. This information may then be utilized to conduct follow-up group classes described in detail in the manual, complete with teaching scripts and handouts.

As fall prevention and optimal balance are key components of wellness in the older adult, this course provides the participant with functional balance tests along with detailed interpretations for each test item. Multiple treatment interventions are described in detail based on the specific deficits noted in functional tests. In addition, a toolbox of over twenty additional evidence-based tests is provided to allow the clinician to further assess each client as indicated in important areas such as self-efficacy, quality of life, and psychosocial domains.

After completion of the class, participants will be able to readily utilize efficient, comprehensive, evidence-based screening and testing methods, and implement both group and individualized interventions to promote wellness, a vital need in our growing older adult population.

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