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Aging and Long Term Care CE Course

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You will need to purchase 1 unit for every 1 hour of coursework.

You will receive a certificate of completion after passing the exam, completing the course evaluation, and purchasing the appropriate number of units.  The certificate of completion will then be accessible on your myCourses page in the Your Course History section under the tab “Aspira Courses I’ve Passed”.  There will be a “Download” button under the “Certificate” column that you will be able to click on to pull up your certificate once all requirements listed above have been met.

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Aging and Long Term Care CE Course – Online CE Course

Aging and Long Term Care CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two important aspects of aging and long-term care.
  2. Explain at least one psychological aspect of aging.
  3. Explain at least one biological aspect of aging.
  4. Explain at least one social aspect of aging.
  5. Describe at least one key factor in the relationship between aging, culture and stigma.
  6. Discuss at least one key difference between long term and alternative types of care.
  7. Identify at least two elder and dependent abuse warning signs.
  8. Discuss at least two principles and techniques used in counseling the elderly.
  9. Identify at least two relevant issues and clinical implications in coping with aging.
  10. Describe at least two clinical implications and issues surrounding the elderly and substance abuse.
  11. 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
  • Assessment
  • Professional practice issues
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Human growth and development

Course Outline:

  1. Aging Definitions and Demographic Information
    1. Population
    2. Economics
    3. Health Status
    4. Health Risks and Behaviors
    5. Health Care
    6. End of Life
    7. Cognitive Impact
  2. Aging, Stigma, and Culture
    1. Reaching Older Adults and Engaging Them in Prevention Services and Early Interventions
    2. Cultural Competence
    3. Defining Cultural Terms
    4. Stigma
    5. Research Findings on Older Adults and Mental Health
    6. Mental Illnesses in Older Adults
    7. Depression is Associated with Worse Health Outcomes
    8. Depression in Older Adults and Health Care Costs
  3. Long Term Care
    1. Long Term Care Services to the United States
    2. Key Findings
    3. Long-Term Care Services
    4. The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers
    5. National Profile of Providers of Long-Term Care Services
    6. Supply of Long-Term Care Services Providers
    7. Organizational Characteristics of Long-Term Care Services Providers
  4. Coping with Aging and Depression: Treatment Considerations
    1. Coping and well-being
    2. Religion
    3. Self-rated health
    4. Emotional improvement
    5. Dealing with physical changes
    6. Dealing with bereavement
    7. Dealing with loneliness
    8. Dealing with retirement
    9. Cognitive health
    10. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
    11. What are Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) for Depression in Older Adults?
  5. Geriatric Counseling Considerations
    1. Counter-transference and Transference
    2. Psychiatric Problems, Dementia
    3. Assessments
    4. Interventions
  6. Elder Abuse Reporting
    1. Occurrence
    2. Causes
  7. Older Adults, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health
    1. Abuse of Prescription Drugs
    2. Identification, Screening, and Assessment
    3. Treatment
    4. Intervention
    5. Who and When to Screen
    6. Assessing Co-morbid Disorders
    7. Referral and treatment approaches
    8. Least intensive options
  8. Aging and Mental Health
    1. Cognition
    2. Loss
    3. Disorders
  9. Domestic Violence in Later Life
  10. Sex and Aging
  11. Resources
  12. References

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – National Institute of HealthCDCSAMHSA

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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