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Geriatric Rehab on a Budget: Functional Interventions for Post-Acute Patients Using Everyday Items
Geriatric Rehab on a Budget: Functional Interventions for Post-Acute Patients Using Everyday Items


When:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Returning home is one of the most important discharge goals for today's seniors. For rehabilitation therapists, home health can be rewarding and challenging with endless functional possibilities but limited clinical resources. This creative one-day course presents fresh, exciting ideas to help patients achieve their functional goals using practical interventions and minimal resources.

Join Susan Blair, one of only two Occupational Therapists who is dually credited by the AOTA Board in physical rehabilitation and in gerontology, as she presents her unique approach to creating an optimal therapeutic environment in today's geriatric home setting. Help baby boomers return to the independent lifestyles they seek by properly assessing comorbidities and by incorporating patient-centered goals and priorities. At the same time, you will learn to create a functional intervention plan for geriatric patients by using everyday items to address specific therapeutic goals. This course is a must-have for all rehab professionals who want to enhance their skills.

  • Identify current trends in aging population statistics, lifestyle choices, patient goals, and utilization of rehabilitation services for older people

  • Examine cost effective geriatric assessment tools applicable to home health/SNF/ALF patients

  • Utilize successful therapeutic interventions to provide geriatric patients with meaningful and purposeful activities which are age and gender appropriate

  • Construct creative and functional therapeutic tools from inexpensive, practical items found in the home

  • Gain understanding of geriatric comorbidities such as diabetes, COPD, CHF, and depression, and their implications for developing frailty in community dwellers

  • Determine the use of outcome measures and develop education resources using patient-centered goals with geriatric clients

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Nurses

  • Skilled Nursing Staff

  • Assisted Living community staff

  • Nursing Home Administrators

  • Home Health Agency Staff


SUSAN BLAIR, OTR/L, BCPR, BCG has practiced as an Occupational Therapist for almost 30 years in a variety of clinical service areas, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing/assisted living, and pediatrics. Currently, she is the OT clinical staff developer and lead OT for Novant Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Her AOTA Board Certification in both Physical Rehabilitation and Gerontology makes her uniquely qualified to educate rehabilitation staff throughout the continuum of care. Ms. Blair has provided guest lectures in her area of expertise, she has collaborated on clinical research with academic OT programs, and her clinical intervention features have appeared in several OT publications. She is an instructor at both the local, state, and national levels.

Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists

Activity Professionals
This course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of continuing education by NCCAP (approval # NCCAP32118-18).

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators
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This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 6 total clock hours and 6 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval # Cherry Hill, NJ on 01/17/2018, #20180307-6-A39145-IN , New Brunswick, NJ on 01/18/2018, #20180307-6-A39146-IN , Parsippany, NJ on 01/19/2018, #20180307-6-A39148-IN. This program is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

Recreation Therapists
NCTRC does not pre-approve programs for CEU credit. It is the individual therapist's responsibility to retain documentation of sessions attended in order to demonstrate the relationship of session content to the NCTRC job analysis code.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

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