Teletherapy with Older Adults: Clinical Effectiveness, Legal-Ethical Considerations, and Strategies of Support

Course Materials

Part 2: Grief and Loss
Part 3: Medicare and Telehealth

Syllabus

  • Intro/course overview
  • Define “older adults”
  • Discuss issues this population faces and why this is important in therapy
  • Falls
  • UTI’s
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Mental Health in older adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss

 

  • Dementia
  • Interventions

 

  • Implications for telehealth
  • Caregiver issues / support
  • Engaging caregivers
  • Preventing burnout
  • Utilizing telehealth with older adults and their caregivers/loved ones
  • Ethical considerations
  • Legal considerations (POA, HIPAA)
  • Medicare compliance
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