Optimizing Physical Activity Among Physically Frail and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

From the Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (ExPAAC): Blending Research and Practice.

There are many factors that contribute to functional decline and decreased physical activity among frail and cognitively impaired older adults, particularly those that are institutionalized such as the type and amount of care provided by staff in these facilities, degree of cognitive impairment, mood, perceptions of health status, motivation, cultural expectations, environmental factors, coexisting disease states, pain, fear of falling, and beliefs about their abilities to engage in physical activity and in the benefit of this at activity at this late point in their lives. This presentation will provide tricks of the trade and describe successful interventions for increasing physical activity among individuals in long term care facilities and address the many benefits to these residents, the caregivers, and their families.

Course Code:

LMS-456

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CPTA2016-17

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No

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0.1

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Yes

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15S2120

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1

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B

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1

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0

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0

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1

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Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

12/03/2012

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Learning objectives



After completing this module, you should be able to:




  • Identify three barriers and three facilitators of function focused care among older adults.




  • Describe three ways in which to optimally motivate frail older adults to engage in functional and physical activity.



  • Describe two tools to evaluate the environment to optimize function and physical activity for frail older adults.



  • Describe the four components of the function focused care approach.


Partner(s)

Genesis Rehab

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#Lessons:
1Lesson One
2Assessment
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Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.1
Tags:Geriatrics, Oncology
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