Seniors Driving Safely: An Educational Program to Optimize Electric-Powered Wheelchair Usage Among Seniors

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Identifier 2012_Bahr
Title Seniors Driving Safely: An Educational Program to Optimize Electric-Powered Wheelchair Usage Among Seniors
Creator Bahr, Kasey
Subject Disabled Persons; Life Change Events; Mobility Limitation; Adaptation, Physiological; Adaptation, Psychological; Medicare; Fraud; Quality of Life; Activities of Daily Living; Independent Living; Self Efficacy; Architectural Accessibility; Medicare Fraud and Abuse; Aging Populations; Aging in Place; Wheelchair Etiquette; Behavior Change; Scooters
Description For a frail, disabled senior electric power wheelchairs can be intimidating and overwhelming to use. Some seniors might not need a big, oversized chair to roam, but need a simpler type of mobility device. If a power wheelchair is medically unnecessary, but still acquired through Medicare, it is usually through an act of fraud. The elderly can avoid becoming victims of exploitation by learning signs of fraud and abuse. Whether an electric power wheelchair is obtained legally or not a senior needs to feel comfortable and confident driving the power wheelchair. There is a need for educational programs to orient and train drivers on skills and techniques as well as learning ways to avoid being taken advantage of through fraudulent acts. With this knowledge, their confidence is strengthened and seniors can feel empowered to maintain their quality of life as before.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2012
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Kasey Bahr 2012
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Kasey Bahr
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6739p7j
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-05-01
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6739p7j
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