Residential Housing and Community Living Certificate

Obtain a clear understanding of the core knowledge, skills, and values needed to work effectively with older adults in residential housing or living at home in the community. Social workers and other social service providers play a critical role in helping older adults enhance the quality of their lives and in supporting them to remain active and independent in the community. This Certificate explores the supports needed for and barriers to aging in place, legal issues involved in community living, and supportive housing options and programs.

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Assessment with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

Learn about conducting assessments with older adults and people with disabilities who want to live at home or in the community. An increasing number of states are developing long-term-service programs to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities who reside in the community. For these populations, assessment refers to the process of determining what each individual needs. (4 CEUs)More

Aging in Place

Strengthen your knowledge of aging in place by understanding promotional strategies, implications, ethical considerations, and other related resources about aging in place. (4 CEUs)More

Driving Transitions with Older Adults

Explore issues related to older adult drivers; safety, federal, and state laws; and driving environment. Describe how visual cognitive and other functional impairments affect driving. Learn about developing realistic plans for driving alternatives, public and private resources. (3 CEUs)More

Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

Identify and define elder abuse. Discuss the important research findings of older adult abuse, including the demographics, social and economic costs, effects of culture, and connections between domestic violence and minority status. Learn about assessment for abuse and intervention skills for social service practitioners, and understand mandatory reporting laws. (4 CEUs)More

Legal Issues in Aging

Expand your knowledge of legal principles that impact the lives of older adults and their families. Understand the concepts of informed consent, capacity, and competence and learn to differentiate between them. Identify the availability of legal resources and resource systems for older adults and their families. (4 CEUs)More

Working with Informal Caregivers

Understand the key changes of demographics and families that affect caregiving. Identify major psychosocial issues facing caregivers and the use of a strengths-based approach. (4 CEUs)More

Training Program Cost: $500.00
Typical number of CEUs: 23

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