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Seating and Positioning Solutions for Older Adults

Learn how proper seating and positioning practices, materials, and designs can help the elderly populations who depend on assistive technologies achieve optimal comfort and improved health outcomes.

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Course Overview

This one-hour interactive course provides an overview of seating and positioning considerations for the elderly population, including the clinical decision-making process. The best practice applications of wheelchair cushions, back and secondary supports to promote safety, optimal skin/tissue health, mobility and independence will be discussed alongside considerations for set up, maintenance and proper use of seating components.

1 Contact hour(s)

On-site or Live Stream Lecture

Intermediate Level Course

Seating and Positioning Solutions for Older Adults

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, clinicians will have a better understanding of the changes that older adults or clients aging with a disability experience, as well as the ability to utilize best practice decision making in recommendations and training related to wheelchair seating and positioning for these individuals.

  • The Aging Process and Seating & Positioning

    You'll learn the 3 key changes that typically occur during the aging process than can affect which seating and positioning technologies are right for them.

  • Skin and Tissue Health

    You dive into 2 primary examples of common skin and tissue health issues that can alter seating and positioning recommendations.

  • Posture and Positioning

    Understand the 2 posture and positioning issues that can change what seating & positioning technologies are right for your elderly patient or client.

  • Understand Improved Health Outcomes

    Learn and discuss 3 strategies you can employ for the successful use of seating and positioning equipment for the elderly.

Course Flow & Time Outline

Minutes Topic
5 Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess
20 Clinical Considerations on Agings
20 Seating Considerationss
10 Clinical Application Strategiess
5 Summary, Question & Answers

Statement of Clinical Relevance

Content of the activity directly relates to the scope of practice of occupational and physical therapy as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Completion Requirements

In order to obtain CEU credits, participant must attend course, sign in and out, and complete an on-line course assessment following completion of the course.

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0.1 AOTA CEU(s)

Contact Hours

1 Contact Hour(S)

Who is this program for?

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Assistive Technology Professionals

  • Medical Suppliers & Providers

  • Complex Rehabilitation Professionals

AOTA Classification Code(s)

Category: OT Service Delivery



Instructional Method

Sychronous Live, On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration

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