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Aging

Occupational therapy practitioners help older adults to safely do the things they want to do. They work with people in their homes, their workplaces, their communities, or in facilities.

Occupational therapists must have a master’s degree for entry-level practice, and occupational therapy assistants must have an associate’s degree. Both must pass an initial certification exam.

The Tip Sheets below provide ways to address common conditions associated with aging, and how occupational therapy can help.

Aging in Place

Alzheimer's Disease 

Arthritis

Fall Prevention

Hip Replacement

Home Modification 

Low Vision

Older Drivers 

Stroke