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CAOT within Aging in Place

Occupational therapists (OTs) can play a crucial role in helping seniors age in place by assessing their everyday activities, adapting their home environment, and providing necessary support through home modifications and assistive devices. The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) promotes OT interventions for seniors looking to age in place, advocates for the inclusion of OTs on primary care and interdisciplinary teams, collaborates with various partners in diverse sectors, and develops educational resources and training for OTs to meet the healthcare needs of Canadians.

CAOT aims to support its members in having a fulfilling occupational therapy career that recognizes the profession’s scope of practice and employs their unique skills, holistic person-centered approach, evidence-based interventions, and collaborative work ethic. CAOT promotes the profession of occupational therapy as an essential component of an efficient and effective Canadian healthcare system and collaborates with partners to support seniors’ aging in place through occupational therapy interventions, education, and advocacy.

 

CAOT Aging in place

About Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

CAOT aims to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by supporting its members in having a rewarding, fulfilling occupational therapy career that recognizes the profession’s scope of practice and employs their unique skills, holistic client-centred approach, evidence-based interventions, and collaborative work ethic. By engaging with stakeholders in the public, private and allied health care sectors, CAOT promotes the profession of occupational therapy as an essential component of an efficient and effective Canadian health care system.