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Psychosocial Considerations in the Aging Adult

presented by Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS

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Financial: Patrice Antony receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


Non-Financial: Patrice Antony has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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There are multiple complex issues in providing care for an older adult. During this course we will address the emotional and social issues that a senior faces in life in addition to determining possible approaches and solutions for that individual.

Meet Your Instructor

Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS

Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS is a Florida International University graduate who has been practicing physical therapy in the Central Florida area since 1981. Patrice became a Geriatric Clinical Specialist in 1992 and received the Clinical Excellence in Geriatric Practice award from the Geriatric Section of the APTA in 1996; she also received the Advocacy…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Who’s on the Senior's Team?

In this chapter we'll identify the persons of influence and their role and impact in a senior’s life. Ex: Grown children, extended families, neighbors, clergy, and professional guardians, MD. Attorneys, etc.

2. Issues that Impact Successful Aging

Follow us as we identify the multifactorial issues that can enhance or impede successful aging. Ex: age and co-morbidities, finances, legal decision makers, environmental barriers, cultural barriers, etc.

3. Emotional Impact

We'll wrap up this course with an overall review of how the emotional status of the older adult can impact lifestyle. Ex: grief, depression, anxiety, pain, disorientation, etc.

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