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Laura M. Caron-Parker

OTR/L, ECHM

Laura M. Caron-Parker received her BA in occupational therapy from St. Catherine University. She obtained her Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2018. She has more than 35 years of experience working with the older adult population across diverse healthcare settings as well as in the community. Her interest in working in the home and community space was influenced by participating as one of two occupational therapists in the first year of the USC Well Elderly Research Project in 1994. She thrives on innovative approaches to care to meet the growing needs of the older adult population to age in place with dignity and respect.

In her current role as a clinical director, she is a consultant to rehabilitation departments, supporting human-centered care while ensuring evidence-based practice is at the core of service delivery. She has been recognized by her employer as a master clinician in the areas of wellness, dementia, and low vision, and has presented professionally on these topics over the years. Laura is also a CarFit instructor, providing training to those interested in person-vehicle fit. Through her involvement with CarFit, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) awarded her with service commendations. She sits on the National AARP Driver Safety Advisory Council as an appointed volunteer and has been recognized with the AARP Driver Safety Director's Award for Distinguished Service as well as AARP Connecticut Driver Safety Volunteer of the Month. More recently in 2022, the National Academies of Practice, an interprofessional group of healthcare practitioners, recognized Laura as a Distinguished Practitioner Fellow.

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Community Asset Mapping: A Blueprint to Aging in Place

Presented by Laura M. Caron-Parker, OTR/L, ECHM and Aimee E. Perron, PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Community Asset Mapping: A Blueprint to Aging in Place

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Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 35 Minutes

Asset mapping is a process of identifying and recording the skills, talents, and resources of an individual, group, or community. Individual and group assets can be categorized as gifts, talents, expertise, knowledge, and resources. Community asset mapping is an approach used to identify the supportive features in a community that contribute to the ability of individuals to age in place with dignity. The process of asset mapping begins with person-centered assessments of intrinsic capacities (physical and mental) and extends to determining the assets of the community and of networks, as well as the interactions between them, to promote an age-friendly livable community. The goal of asset mapping is to identify supportive individual and community features designed to match an individual's ever-changing functional ability and, by doing so, mediate the rate of decline, encourage active participation and engagement in society, increase social capital, and improve overall population health. The course draws on real-world examples to enhance skills and promote new knowledge for healthcare providers in all settings. It is particularly pertinent to successful care management of older adults with chronic conditions to support aging in place. This course is part 1 of a two-course series.

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Community Asset Mapping: Application of Your Blueprint

Presented by Laura M. Caron-Parker, OTR/L, ECHM and Aimee E. Perron, PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Community Asset Mapping: Application of Your Blueprint

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment: 35 Minutes

Community asset mapping is an approach to identifying the supportive features in the community that contribute to the ability of the individual to age in place with dignity. The mapping of a community focuses on its assets rather than needs, to highlight the effectiveness of and interdependence of organizations, institutions, local economy, and physical spaces. In addition, it identifies ways in which the individual, groups, and population are included within their environments, empowered, and given the opportunity to contribute to society with their many talents. The goal of community asset mapping is to identify supportive community features designed to match an individual's ever-changing functional ability and, by doing so, mediate the rate of decline, encourage active participation and engagement in society, increase social capital, and improve overall population health. The course draws on real-world examples to enhance skills and promote new knowledge for healthcare workers in all settings. It is particularly pertinent to successful care management of older adults with chronic conditions to support aging in place. This course is part 2 of a two-course series.

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