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Multimedia Course

Using state-of-the-art 3D software that combines sound, text and moving images, our educational course on Environmental Geriatrics allows medical students and health care providers:
  • To make a virtual home visit with an older patient who has reduced visual, hearing, mobility, and memory skills;
  • Witness virtual patients unnecessarily struggling to accomplish daily tasks of living (e.g., bathing, eating, ambulating, and taking medications);
  • Observe patients encountering remediable environmental hazards, that increase fall and burn risk, which are not usually observable in practice;
  • Experience virtually the effect of visual impairments, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma, while interacting with the environment (e.g., descending stairs);
  • Identify specific assistive devices and environmental features that improve patients' ADL/IADL functioning while reducing injury risk;
  • Identify specific assessment tools for the geriatric patient;
  • Learn about reimbursement mechanisms and national resources for home modifications (and assistive technologies)
This course is funded by a generous grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
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