|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults|
|Subtitle of host publication||Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2016|
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- Health Professions(all)
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Looming disease burden associated with the aging process : Implications for occupational therapy. / Andresen, Elena M.; Cannell, Michael Bradley; Akhtar, Wajiha Z.; Barney, Karen Frank.Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. Elsevier Inc., 2016. p. 28-40.
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TY - CHAP
T1 - Looming disease burden associated with the aging process
T2 - Implications for occupational therapy
AU - Andresen, Elena M.
AU - Cannell, Michael Bradley
AU - Akhtar, Wajiha Z.
AU - Barney, Karen Frank
N1 - Funding Information: An example of a long-term, well-established health-promoting service agency for aging adults is Independent Living, Inc. (ILI). ILI was established in 1967 by Jean Kiernat, Betty Hasselkus, faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and social workers in Dane County, Wisconsin. These OT visionaries understood the concepts of occupational performance and engagement, and the social support needs of aging adults. Thus they founded ILI to provide services so that older adults could remain living at home for as long as possible. Initial OT services included home safety assessments and interventions by OTPs, as well as social work support services. These later evolved so that an OTR and a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) supervised a carpenter who made grab bar installations and built chair and sofa extenders, before their commercial availability. Services were initially funded by grants or contracts, and additionally included consultations and interventions to adapt the living environments of aging residents of congregate living facilities. Adaptations included a range of modifications, including adding or adjusting lighting, highlighting stair edges and appliances to accommodate age-related vision changes, supplying adaptive equipment for bathrooms, and educating residents on safety precautions to prevent falls and other injuries. Serving all of Dane County, Wisconsin, ILI has expanded and has continued to provide health-promoting services for 40 years.
PY - 2016
Y1 - 2016
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U2 - 10.1016/B978-0-323-06776-8.00012-8
DO - 10.1016/B978-0-323-06776-8.00012-8
M3 - Chapter
AN - SCOPUS:84967484734
SN - 9780323067768
SP - 28
EP - 40
BT - Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults
PB - Elsevier Inc.