Maximizing Communication and Connection with Older Adults
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Maximizing Communication (0.2 CEUs /2 Contact Hrs)

Course Name: Maximizing Communication (0.2 CEUs /2 Contact Hrs)
Course Key: HLX #0006
Course Summary: Maximizing Communication and Connection between Health Care Professionals and Older Adults
Author: Kathryn M. Kilpatrick M.A. CCC/SLP
Quiz Attempts Remaining: Unlimited
Days Remaining to Complete: 365
Price($): $27.00
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Maximizing communication with an older adult often requires specific strategies to help you meet them where they are in their functioning. Their challenges in one or more of these areas including hearing, vision, speech and memory can impact not only communication but their safety and gradually their quality of life. This program will provide insights into how to more effectively communicate with the older adult and their caregivers to maximize their safety and their quality of life.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
• Understand the basic structure needed to maximize communication when there are deficits in hearing, vision, speech and memory
• Explain effective ways to communicate when hearing and vision are concerned
• Explain strategies to enhance communication when speech difficulties are present
• Explain general strategies to communicate more effectively with someone experiencing memory loss.
• Explain ways to enhance quality of life
• Take and pass at 75% exam to receive certificate

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP specializes in speech-language pathology, rehabilitation of communication deficits as it relates to areas such as stroke, neurological deficits including TBI. Kathryn has extensive experience in home health care, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also she is a national speaker and author of many products related to communication, person-centered care, activities to enhance quality of life of the older adult, reminiscence products and nationally and internationally used workbooks in rehabilitation since 1977. In addition, she has a private practice as a geriatric communication consultant, works with employee assistance programs, and creates care assessment reports for elder law attorneys. Kathryn is a memory fitness coach and specialist with emphasis on memory fitness for successful aging and lifelong learning programs.

0.2 CEU’s (2 contact hours) Type One: This workshop will provide health care professionals with tools to assess and provide appropriate strategies with patients or clients experiencing communication challenges.

CE Credit: A certificate of completion for 0.2 CEU’s (2 contact hours) will be awarded after completing the course & successfully earning 70% or better on quiz.

This course has been approved by the following Associations:

- Texas Physical Therapy Association (50455A)
- Illinois Physical Therapy Association (521-3593)
- Ohio Physical Therapy Association (10S1567)
- Physical Therapy Association of Georgia approved for 0.200 hours
- California Physical Therapy Association (10-688)
- State of PA, PT Board – PTCE001817

HealthLinkRx Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of PT’s and PTA’s from November 8, 2010 – November 7, 2013

HealthLinkRx Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider, #7169 from December 16, 2010 through December 30, 2014. “The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.”

Other Professions: This seminar qualifies for 0.2 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization if not listed for specific filing requirements.