Over the next decade, we will see an increase in the number of seniors, relative to other demographics. In order to provide the greatest care, have pertinent perspective, and minimize any implicit bias, it’s important for healthcare professionals to understand this population. This course will provide insight, current information, and suggestions to working, treating, and interacting with an aging population in an appropriate way.
|State||Discipline||Approval Status||Provider Code||Expiration Date|
- Review attributes of a senior
- Explore U.S. census information pertaining to seniors and health
- Discuss impact of disease on aging
- Review healthy lifestyle components for prevention and successful aging
- Discuss activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Discuss impact of living environment and actual transitions while aging.
- Explore various living accommodations for bodily changes caused by aging.
- Recognize ways and means to improve aging experience within the home or community
- Discuss positive and negative aspects of senior housing choices
- Discuss impact of physical and mental changes on ADLs
- Explore impact of mental capacity on ability to make personal choices
- Discuss importance of safety, choice, and wellbeing
- Identify aspects of age-friendly living
- Explore impact of personal relationships, including grief and loss
- Discussion impact of spousal loss on a senior's wellbeing and social network
- Understand importance of social support
- Explore ways to stay engaged while aging
- Understand the impact of relationships in later years
- Discuss caregiving and impact of the caregiver's role
- Insight to the life of a caregiver
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to work, treat, and interact with an aging population in an appropriate way.
- Identify the senior U.S. attributes.
- Identify major disease impact on aging.
- Recognize diversity within aging population.
- Identify activities of daily living (ADLs) and impact on aging.
- Recognize successful aging components.
- Identify specific choices for types of senior living options.
- Recognize different housing choices based on ADLs and personal choice.
- Identify different aspects of community living and levels of service.
- Identify significant points of aging that can impact transitions.
- Recognize capacity and successful aging.
- Identify aspects of community that are aging-friendly.
- Recognize impact of social connectedness on successful aging.
- Recognize caregiver roles, impact, and potential outcomes.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, and Activities Professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Financial – Joy Siegel is the owner of Joy Siegel Solutions and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.