“Now more than ever, the home environment is top of mind and represents an opportunity for healthcare providers to use the valuable training offered by Age Safe America”
SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) January 26, 2021
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has recognized Age Safe America, LLC as an Approved Provider for continuing education courses to its members. The purpose of the AOTA Approved Provider Program (APP) is to promote high quality and relevant professional development activities for occupational therapy practitioners that support best practice services to consumers. By becoming an AOTA Approved Provider, Age Safe America has demonstrated the ability to comply with required systems, policies, procedures, and educational practices appropriate for occupational therapy practitioners in a manner that meets AOTA APP Criteria and Guidelines.
One of the most recognized online courses offered by Age Safe America is the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ certification which offers a holistic approach to home safety for seniors and their families, and has been taken by professionals throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety, as well as performing a very comprehensive 240-point home safety assessment.
Occupational therapy professionals are vital contributors to the well-being and safety as clients recover from a fall or injury, cope with progressive conditions or simply need to learn easier, safer ways to remain independent in their homes. As we grow older, we start to lose strength and mobility. Tasks that were once easy become increasingly more difficult. It’s important that a home is accommodating of these changes. Occupational therapists are trained, professional advocates for aging at home. Major programs and activities of the American Occupational Therapy Association are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services, improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members.
Accidental falls among the elderly have become epidemic in America. Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. “Now more than ever, the home environment is top of mind. Safety for older adults, and all ages, represents an opportunity for healthcare providers to use the valuable training offered by Age Safe America to ensure a brighter, safer future”, said Fritzi Gros-Daillon, Director of Education for Age Safe America, LLC
About Age Safe America, LLC
Age Safe® America is a national membership, training and advocacy organization. Since 2015 they have trained professionals throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They have trained OT's, PT’s, MD’s, RN’s, Care Managers, Social Workers, First Responders, Mobility Professionals, Home Care Agencies, Contractors, Remodelers, Home Inspectors, Handyman Services, Entrepreneurs, Executives, Realtors, Assisted Living Communities, Non-Profit and Fortune 100 Companies. They provide training, consulting, certifications, product reviews, tools, resources and support to businesses and organizations providing products and services to seniors and their adult children. To learn more about Age Safe America visit https://agesafeamerica.com/