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Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course

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Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course

Aging and Long Term Care (Abridged) CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging.
  2. Explain at least two psychological impacts of aging.
  3. Describe the relationship between aging, culture and stigma.
  4. Distinguish between long term and alternative types of care.
  5. Identify at least one elder and dependent abuse warning sign.
  6. Discuss at least two principles and techniques used in counseling the elderly.
  7. Identify relevant issues and clinical implications in coping with aging.
  8. Describe at least two clinical implications and issues surrounding the elderly and substance abuse.

In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas related to aging and long term care:

  • 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. References

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

Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – National Institute of HealthCDC 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.

 

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