Aging Process: What is Happening to the Body and What Does it Mean?


Course Description

Course Description:

According to the CDC, the fastest growing age group in the United States is those 65 and older. In fact, by 2060 older adults will make up 25% of the population. All health care providers will be involved in the care of this population of patients at some point throughout their careers.  

It is essential that healthcare providers have an understanding of the changes that occur to the major systems of the body with aging and how these changes impact overall function and safety in order to provide the most thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care for older adults.

This course discusses at an in-depth level the physiological changes that occur with aging, the modifiable factors that impact the effects of aging, and how these contribute to the function of older adults. Participants will gain knowledge in assessing what changes are normal with aging versus those that are not, intervention strategies, and in addressing risk factors when they are identified.

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Beginner