225XG0600X Taxonomy Code - Occupational Therapist Gerontology

Code

225XG0600X

ClassificationOccupational Therapist
SpecializationGerontology
GroupingRespiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionOccupational therapists work with older adults in virtually every setting: assisted living, wellness programs, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, clinics and in the home. Occupational therapists bring an understanding of the importance of participation and occupation for overall well-being to those who are experiencing disabling conditions related to aging. The primary overarching goal of occupational therapy services with this population is to maximize independence and participation, thereby enabling an older person to continue to live successfully in his or her chosen environment. Occupational therapists can help older adults by developing strategies to help or maintain safety and well-being, to assist with life transitions, and to compensate for challenges they experience in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, leisure participation, social participation, and productive activities.
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NotesSource: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: new] Additional Resources: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) does offer voluntary board certification for a Gerontology Occupational Therapist if the applicant meets the following requirements:
  • Professional degree or equivalent in occupational therapy.
  • Certified or licensed by and in good standing with an AOTA recognized credentialing or regulatory body.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practice as an occupational therapist.
  • Minimum of 5,000 hours of experience as an occupational therapist in the certification area in the last 7 calendar years.
  • Minimum of 500 hours of experience delivering occupational therapy services in the certification area to clients (individuals, groups, or populations) in the last 5 calendar years. Service delivery may be paid or voluntary.
  • Verification of employment.
AOTA Fact Sheets: Senior Center and Assisted Living Facilities
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 225XG0600X is the health care provider taxonomy code for occupational therapist grouped under respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative service providers with a specialization in gerontology. NPI records indicate a total of 1,133 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is gerontology of which 891 are registered as females, 145 registered as males and 97 are organizations.

225XG0600X is a level III taxonomy code "area of specialization" used to classify a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.



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