The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is sponsoring Older Driver Safety Awareness week from December 2 to 6, 2013. AOTA is joined by a cadre of national organizations, including the AAA, AARP Driver Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to feature resources that can help keep older drivers safe on the road. Held annually on the first week of December, the campaign raises awareness of the growing population of older adults and their transportation needs.
Employee, family member, caregiver, friend, citizen—we all play multiple roles, and each comes with pressures to deliver the highest quality service. Sometimes those responsibilities require more than a 24-hour day allows, which has implications for not only individuals and families, but also business.
The Employee Caregiver
The best ideas often start with a question. Why do we do this instead of that? What can we do better? How did you come to that conclusion? Asking questions of ourselves, our leaders and each other can inspire new approaches to solving problems. The American Society on Aging has been bringing professionals together to ask each other questions for nearly 60 years and today we're sharing pictures of past conference attendees asking questions—because it is the questions you bring to the annual conference that continue to make it a premier learning event in the field of aging.
On Wednesday, March 12th at 1:15 p.m., I will be presenting a poster session on “Senior Citizens, Scams and Identity Theft; The Hidden Threat” at the 2014 Aging in America Conference*.
Person-centered care is acclaimed as a means and a goal to improve healthcare, health-related services, and social and community services for people of all ages. There is some agreement about the concepts and principles behind person-centered care, but translating these into practice has been slow, and barriers remain.