Geriatrics ltc - snf


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  • On slide 9 I forgot to mention 2 people. The Man above the woman on the ball is having PROM done to stretch out his hamstrings and quads. and the woman in the white shirt next to him just got a strike in Wii bowling at a nursing home. Some PT clinics are incorporating the Wii sports video game as a way to get Geriatrics active. This from the Speaker ;)
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  • For APTA . The Section on Geriatrics was formed in 1978 to address the needs of the physical therapy practitioner working with the aging client. The Section represents and serves over 5,000 members with a wide array of services and benefits.
  • These are the main conditions we as PTA’s will probably see. Geriatric PT can also be used to help restore mobility, reduce pain, increase fitness levels as well as improve ADL’s. I will explain more thoroughly in the next few slides.
  • is a good website source for a basic treatment guide of what to expect in a geriatric session.
  • Water therapy, pullies, bike, balance, stairs, hand peddles, walking, ice treatment, wii sports, fall prevention, strengthening, rehabilitation, streaching
  • I couldn’t find anything local but I did find the local percentage fore MN.
    In the state of MN about the only job you can get as a PTA is in a Nursing home. There are very few jobs available in most other settings unless you had interned in that particular setting before.
  • This is based off of the National burrow of revenue.
  • Geriatrics ltc - snf

    1. 1. By Amanda Rausch
    2. 2. Definitions What is Geriatrics Physical Therapy What % of PTAs (nationally/regionally) work in the setting What might be a salary range in the setting What types of patients (diagnosis) and treatments seen in the setting Any advanced skill, training or recognition needed or could be obtained to work in the setting.
    3. 3. Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of medicine that focuses on health care of the elderly. It aims to promote health and to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician. Rather, this is determined by a profile of the typical problems that geriatrics focuses on.
    4. 4. long-term care (LTC)  The provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders. skilled nursing facility (SNF) An establishment that houses chronically ill, usually elderly patients, and provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, and other services. Also called long-term care facility, nursing home. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Mosby's Dental Dictionary, 2nd edition. © 2008 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
    5. 5. Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of issues concerning people as they go through normal adult aging, but is usually focused on the older adult. Geriatric physical therapy helps in developing a specialized program to help restore mobility, reduce pain, increase fitness levels and more. Geriatrics was separated from internal medicine as a distinct entity in the same way that neonatology is separated from pediatrics. Was termed as a medical specialty in 1989.
    6. 6. Arthritis Osteoporosis Cancer Alzheimer's Disease Parkinson's Disease Amputations Hip and Joint Replacement Coordination and Balance Disorders Dementias Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke) Urinary and Fecal Incontinence Cardiac and Pulmonary Diseases Functional Limitations related to mobility Sports/Orthopedic Injuries Hip Fractures
    7. 7. A Physical Therapist, working with the older adult, understands the anatomical and physiological changes that occur with normal aging. The Physical Therapist will evaluate and develop a specially designed therapeutic exercise program. Physical therapy intervention may prevent life long disability and restore the highest level of functioning. Through the use of tests, evaluations, exercises, treatments with modalities, screening programs, as well as educational information
    8. 8.  Increase, restore or maintain range of motion, physical strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and endurance  Recommend adaptations to make the home accessible and safe  Teach positioning, transfers, and walking skills promote maximum function and independence within an individual's capability  Increase overall fitness through exercise programs  Prevent further decline in functional abilities through education, energy conservation techniques, joint protection, and use of assistive devices to promote independence  Improve sensation, joint proprioception  Reduce pain
    9. 9. Nationally about 5.9-6.9% of PTA’s work in a LTC or SNF place of employment. In MN 23% of PTA’s work in a Long Term Care or Skilled Nursing Facilities
    10. 10. The average Salary for a PTA in nursing care facilities is around $48,000 On the higher end can receive $51,090- $52,700
    11. 11. Must have an associates degree from an accredited PT assistant program Work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist Meet licensure requirements in states where it's required A PTA can get advanced training that focuses on just Geriatrics
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