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    Occupational Therapist

    COTA Skills 106
    Aging Trends and Concepts


    • Define relevant terminology regarding elders
    • Describe the relation between aging and illness
    • Discuss components of health and chronic illness
    • Discuss a client-centered approach
    • Describe the three stages of aging, and define their differences
    • Describe the effects of growth of the elder population on society
    • Discuss the effects of an increasingly large number of elder women on society
    • Describe the problems and needs of the oldest old populations — that is, those elders 85 years and older, including the centenarians. Describe living arrangements of elders and living trends, such as aging in place
    • Discuss the significance of economic trends on the elderly
    • Relate implications of demographical data for occupational therapy practice
    • Discuss current trends impacting elders in America and implications for occupational therapy practice
    • Describe the importance of intergenerational contact for occupational therapy intervention
    • Explain the importance of understanding generational cohorts for intervention
    • Describe the concept of “ ageism ” in today’s society and the effect of the views of the American youth culture on aging

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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