This course reviews the growth of the Senior population and identifies three lifestyle areas that directly impact physical and mental health and well being. Living transitions and accommodations, financial/economic changes, and relationships, loss and care giving are reviewed. Those who make it to senior-hood will be confronted with choices about their lifestyle, these decisions will often be based on finances, living transitions and relationships. Without a safe place to live that accommodates the aging body and without understanding one's finances and relationship dynamics, extra stress will manifest which can directly impact health. There is a direct correlation between stress and well being. An awareness of available options will help seniors identify apprpriate solutions based on their needs. As a direct provider servicing the senior market, an insight into aging will enable you to help senior clients in a more expansive manner.
This seminar-on-demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Census data on seniors in the United States
- Life span and longevity
- Difference amongst seniors and health and well-being
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and impact on daily life and wellness
- How ADLs affect where a senior lives
- How ADLs can lead to other health issues
- Insight into assistance for seniors and opportunity to maintain independence
- Meaning of successful aging
- Components of successful aging
- Outcomes of successful aging
- Potential challenges of successful aging
- Various living choices for senior adults
- Aging in place, assisted living, and nursing homes
- Home modifications for ease and safety
- Choices of housing
- Impact living environment has on health and safety
- Financial issues seniors face
- Challenges presented by financial issues
- Specific issues presented by finances
- Economic realities that impact seniors
- Spousal relationships and impact of loss
- Life after loss and the stages a senor goes through when experiencing loss
- The need for social support
- Family caregiving and changing roles
- Gender roles
- The need for acceptance and support
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on identifying the lifestyes of the Senior population.
- Interpret demographics pertaining to seniors (today) in the United States and health impact.
- Recognize activities of daily living (ADLs) and how they affect life as a senior
- Recall successful aging and it's components, challenges, and outcomes
- Identify various living opportunities for seniors and impact environment has on wellness
- Recognize details on the financial/economic aspects of a senior's life.
- Identify aspects of loss of a relationship and a love and the impact it has on a senior's life.
- Explain caregiving and the affect it has on the family in the United States
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.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nursing, Nursing Home Administrator, Activities Director/Specialist, Registered Dietitians and Social Worker
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this webinar are available in our online format.
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 royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com 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.