OT 753 Maturity and OT Practice (6)
This course presents those elements that contribute to making the age of maturity productive and filled with meaningful occupation. Emphasis is placed on OT evaluation and intervention for disabilities commonly associated with the aging process due to musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neurological dysfunction. Specific assessment and treatment techniques for psychosocial rehabilitation in geriatrics are also presented. Issues related to chronic illness, family care giving, and terminal illness are explored. Skills for assessing the mature person's functional performance are developed, and intervention methods for the teaching of independent daily living skills are presented. Emphasis on prevention of dysfunction and the maintenance of quality of life.