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    Occupational Therapist


    COTA Skills 110

    Aging Well: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


    2.0

    • Discuss how OT practitioners — OTR and COTAs — can influence health through programs and services for individuals, organizations, communities, and populations
    • Identify methods of screening and assessment used in promoting health and well-being among elders
    • Describe health promotion activities that can be incorporated into practice with elders
    • Describe theoretical models that emphasize the importance of participation in meaningful occupations to decrease the negative effects of occupational imbalance, alienation and deprivation, and the promotion and the integration of healthy life patterns and routines
    • Discuss the ways in which poor health practices, inadequate nutrition, and lack of self-care contribute to the incidence and prevalence of preventable diseases and disabilities common to elderly populations
    • Identify factors that contribute most to influencing elders to participate in wellness-focused activities
    • Describe factors that contribute to poor nutrition and obesity in elderly populations
    • Name several lifestyle patterns that contribute to the development of preventable diseases in elderly populations

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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