Geriatrics
      LTC-SNF


Practice Setting Presentation
      Michelle Turbak
      November 2009


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Objectives:
   Define geriatric settings

   Explore patients, diagnoses, and
    treatments seen in geriatric settings
...
Geriatric Settings


   ECF- Extended Care Facility

   SNF- Skilled Nursing Facility

   ICF- Intermediate Care Facili...
Typical Diagnoses Treated in
     a Geriatric Setting
Common Primary Diagnoses
   -orthopedic issues
        -hip/knee rep...
Diagnoses Continued
Common diagnoses used to indicate
 need for physical therapy

 -muscular weakness
 -decreased function...
Types of Patients in Geriatric
          Settings
Age 65 or older

Possible arthritis, or osteopathic
 concerns

Typically...
Common Treatments
Hot or cold packs
 -decrease pain, swelling
 -increase circulation
Therapeutic Exercises
 -increase stre...
Equipment Used
NuStep

Stairs

Parallel bars

Medicine balls


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PTA Statistics
Percentage of PTAs working in
 Geriatric settings:

                16.2%

Median income for PTAs in Geriat...
Additional Skills for Working
    in Geriatric Settings



   To be successful in the geriatric
 environment, you must be ...
Advance Training or
         Recognition

APTA offers Recognition of Advanced
 Proficiency for the Physical Therapist
 Ass...
References
   www.apta.org
   www.geriatricspt.org
   Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009,
    Elsevier.
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  1. 1. Geriatrics LTC-SNF Practice Setting Presentation Michelle Turbak November 2009 1
  2. 2. Objectives:  Define geriatric settings  Explore patients, diagnoses, and treatments seen in geriatric settings  Career statistics and training needed to work in geriatric settings 2
  3. 3. Geriatric Settings  ECF- Extended Care Facility  SNF- Skilled Nursing Facility  ICF- Intermediate Care Facility 3
  4. 4. Typical Diagnoses Treated in a Geriatric Setting Common Primary Diagnoses -orthopedic issues -hip/knee replacement -depression fractures -pneumonia -COPD -Parkinson’s -post surgical anemia -nutritional issues 4
  5. 5. Diagnoses Continued Common diagnoses used to indicate need for physical therapy -muscular weakness -decreased functional mobility -ataxia 5
  6. 6. Types of Patients in Geriatric Settings Age 65 or older Possible arthritis, or osteopathic concerns Typically higher risk for falls due to impaired gait and polypharmacy 6
  7. 7. Common Treatments Hot or cold packs -decrease pain, swelling -increase circulation Therapeutic Exercises -increase strength in trunk, lower extremities, etc. -improve endurance, balance, range of motion 7
  8. 8. Equipment Used NuStep Stairs Parallel bars Medicine balls 8
  9. 9. PTA Statistics Percentage of PTAs working in Geriatric settings: 16.2% Median income for PTAs in Geriatric settings: $50,000 per year 9
  10. 10. Additional Skills for Working in Geriatric Settings To be successful in the geriatric environment, you must be aware of the special needs of your patients. 10
  11. 11. Advance Training or Recognition APTA offers Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant in Geriatrics APTA also has a section dedicated to Geriatrics 11
  12. 12. References  www.apta.org  www.geriatricspt.org  Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.  wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Images http://www.nustep.com/ 12

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