As the population of elders continues to grow, so does the increased emotional and financial stress on those who care for elders who are not independent and on independent elders themselves. Sadly, this can result in mistreatment. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, with their frequent contact with elderly patients and their families, are in a critical position to identify and intervene in situations of abuse. APTA’s guidelines give you needed background on the issue and the role that physical therapists have in identifying, treating and advocating for elderly adults who are abused. Plus, earn .2 CEU when you take and submit the related exam in the back of the booklet.
Patient/Client Management,Policies/Positions/Guidelines, Continuing Education