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Normative Vital Signs by Age

Published by <p>This resource references the changes in normal vitals as we age. Quickly determine if your findings for temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure are normal. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Normal Cognitive Changes with Age

Published by <p>Many people experiencing changes with cognition question whether these changes are related to the natural aging process. This handout provides insight into latest evidence base describing the difference between dementia and cognitive-changes related to aging. Includes 7 strategies to support healthy aging in order to slow the cognitive aging process. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Medication Management Evaluation

Published by <p>This resource provides clinicians with evidence-based tools to use during treatment sessions and strategies to assist with increasing medication adherence. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Published by <p>This handout will explain this diagnosis in general terms and provide some lifestyle suggestions to help MCI. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Low-Cost Leisure for Older Adults

Published by <p>This resource outlines a variety of low-cost ideas to engage older adults in leisure activities. It provides a number of assessments that OTs can use to assess levels of engagement in leisure activities. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Helpful Home Management Apps and Technology

Published by <p>Many older adults have difficulty with home management, and would benefit from the use of simple technology to improve independence and outcomes. This handout describes several current types of home management apps and technology helpful for seniors, including for medication management, scheduling and reminders, and grocery services. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Foot Care

Published by <p>Foot care is an important part of staying healthy and preventing medical crises. This handout is designed to help patients learn how to independently complete a proper foot care inspection and outlines red flags that may indicate the need for medical attention. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Exercise Activities for Older Adults

Published by <p>Upper body strength is necessary in order to be able to maintain independence and for important tasks such as getting up from a chair and maintaining balance. Exercise can also help regulate blood pressure and diabetes and diminish symptoms of osteoporosis and arthritis. This is a handout with various activities that older adults can use […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Eval + Treatment Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Published by <p>Based on the course Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP, this handout is designed for clinicians providing treatment for clients with mild cognitive impairment (as defined by the state between normal aging and early dementia). <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chair Yoga

Published by <p>Chair yoga can be practiced sitting in a chair or standing while holding the chair for support. It is well suited to older adults who cannot participate in standing yoga or exercise due to issues with balance or pain. This single page visual is designed with simplicity in mind; the large graphics allow for people […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>