Aging in Community
Surveys of older adults show that most want to remain as independent as possible. As a society, we are increasingly recognizing the importance of community-based options as an economical and effective means of providing care. This course provides an overview of the emerging issues of aging in our communities, the benefits and challenges, with a focus on the role of the practitioner. Learners will gain practical skills, including how to find a balance between safety and independence for the older adult in the community.
Cost of Online Course: $120
Number of CEUs: 4
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Knowledge of the evolving concept of aging in place, along with emerging issues and research on the benefits, risks, and challenges for older adults, families, and communities.
- Understanding of related legal and ethical issues, personal and professional values that come into play, and implications for practice.
- Skills and tools to help clients and families negotiate the decisions and concerns related to aging in place, including provision of assessment, information and referral, and other interventions as needed.
- “I thought the resources provided were very helpful and I will definitely use them in my work! I wish there were more case studies to provide more examples.”
- “Great course i learned a lot!”