presented by Jane A. Painter-Patton
Financial: Jane Painter-Patton receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Jane Painter-Patton has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jane A. Painter-Patton, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Jane Painter-Patton has 37 years of experience working with older adults and is a professor at East Carolina University’s Occupational Therapy Department. She serves on the NC Falls Prevention Coalition and is a Board member of the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications focus on geriatric community-based therapy, including…Read full bio
1. Compliance with Recommended Interventions
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Jane Painter-Patton describes obstacles that prevent community-dwelling older adults from complying with recommended fall prevention interventions. She provides resources for evidence-based fear of falling and fall prevention programs, and identifies strategies to assist community-dwelling older adults in complying with these interventions.
2. Evidence-Based Exercise and Education Programs
Chapter 2 describes the national evidence-based fear of falling community education program, A Matter of Balance, and the evidence-based fall prevention exercise programs of Otago. Participants will be able to identify the purpose and application of A Matter of Balance in lessening the fear of falling among community-dwelling older adults.
3. Tai Chi Exercise Program
In the final chapter of this course, Dr. Jane Painter-Patton describes the evidence-based fall prevention exercise program of Tai Chi. She compares and contrasts Otago and Tai chi among community-dwelling older adults in various community settings and home. She provides an engaging live demonstration of Tai chi with a few older adults.