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Identifying and Preventing Risks of Functional Decline in the Growing Acuity Landscape of Assisted/Independent Living Communities

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Date Published

July 29, 2020


Ohio Health Care Association


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Historically, most residents move to an assisted or independent living center because they have experienced some level of functional decline but, as a response to our current healthcare pandemic, we are also seeing more acute presentations of residents – both new and current. What does that really mean? In this presentation, attendees will understand the short-and long-term ramifications of higher acuity residents in your communities and resultant risk of functional decline for the resident and facility staff. Additionally, the most common conditions and presentations will be reviewed and how identification, management, and prevention through therapy and wellness programming are key to ensuring residents' age in place longer, healthier, and happier.


  1. Understand the impact of higher acuities and associated risk of functional decline on quality of life, aging in place, and staffing demands.
  2. Recognize the most common diagnoses and conditions driving higher acuity in our residents and reasons for increased risk of functional decline.
  3. Identify the most appropriate measures to treat higher acuity residents and prevent functional decline, including referral to outpatient therapy, wellness programming, and/or home health services.
  4. Understand the available evidence-based and research-supported standardized tests that identify early changes and risk and provide a plan for supporting aging in place under the higher acuity paradigm.
Credit Information - 1.0 CEs is available for this course from the following:

Ohio Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Approval #pending.

Ohio Nurses: Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL®): This program has been approved and can be used toward the renewal of the CEAL certification.

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Tracy Wilson, SLP
Senior Director of Quality and Client Experience - RehabCare PLUS

Tracy Wilson has been with RehabCare/Kindred for a cumulative of 20 years and has been working with the adult and geriatric... Read More

Staci Freudiger, PT, MBA, CEEAA

Staci Freudiger, PT, MBA, CEEAA graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor of Science degree in physical... Read More

Brittany Austin
National Wellness Director - RehabCare PLUS

Brittany Austin has been with RehabCare for 6 years and has been working as the National Wellness Director for the last 3.... Read More

Randy Wadley, M.B.A.

Erika Bantz

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Video Presentation
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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
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