Aging and Long Term Care CE Course
Aging and Long Term Care CE Course Objectives and Outline:
- Describe at least two important aspects of aging and long-term care.
- Explain at least one psychological aspect of aging.
- Explain at least one biological aspect of aging.
- Explain at least one social aspect of aging.
- Describe at least one key factor in the relationship between aging, culture and stigma.
- Discuss at least one key difference between long term and alternative types of care.
- Identify at least two elder and dependent abuse warning signs.
- Discuss at least two principles and techniques used in counseling the elderly.
- Identify at least two relevant issues and clinical implications in coping with aging.
- Describe at least two clinical implications and issues surrounding the elderly and substance abuse.
- Identify at least two relevant resources.
In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas:
- Counseling theory and practice
- Social and Cultural Foundations
- Professional practice issues
- Wellness and prevention
- Human growth and development
- Aging Definitions and Demographic Information
- Health Status
- Health Risks and Behaviors
- Health Care
- End of Life
- Cognitive Impact
- Aging, Stigma, and Culture
- Reaching Older Adults and Engaging Them in Prevention Services and Early Interventions
- Cultural Competence
- Defining Cultural Terms
- Research Findings on Older Adults and Mental Health
- Mental Illnesses in Older Adults
- Depression is Associated with Worse Health Outcomes
- Depression in Older Adults and Health Care Costs
- Long Term Care
- Long Term Care Services to the United States
- Key Findings
- Long-Term Care Services
- The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers
- National Profile of Providers of Long-Term Care Services
- Supply of Long-Term Care Services Providers
- Organizational Characteristics of Long-Term Care Services Providers
- Coping with Aging and Depression: Treatment Considerations
- Coping and well-being
- Self-rated health
- Emotional improvement
- Dealing with physical changes
- Dealing with bereavement
- Dealing with loneliness
- Dealing with retirement
- Cognitive health
- The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
- What are Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) for Depression in Older Adults?
- Geriatric Counseling Considerations
- Counter-transference and Transference
- Psychiatric Problems, Dementia
- Elder Abuse Reporting
- Older Adults, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health
- Abuse of Prescription Drugs
- Identification, Screening, and Assessment
- Who and When to Screen
- Assessing Co-morbid Disorders
- Referral and treatment approaches
- Least intensive options
- Aging and Mental Health
- Domestic Violence in Later Life
- Sex and Aging
Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd
Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – National Institute of Health – CDC – SAMHSA
Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT has been in practice for over 20 years (for more details on Nicole Hiltibran’s credentials view our Principals page). She wrote and compiled the information contained in this course from documents produced by the National Institute of Health, the CDC, and SAMHSA
1 hour of the 10 hours may be used towards ethics
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