Aging in Place

From boomers to the oldest old, surveys of older adults show that most want to remain as independent as possible, at home rather than in an institutional setting. And, as the Affordable Care Act shows, policy makers are increasingly recognizing the importance of community-based options as an economical and effective means of providing long-term care. This course provides an overview of the emerging issues of aging in place, the benefits and challenges, with a focus on the role of the social service practitioner. Course participants will gain a broad understanding and 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

This course is required for the CADER Residential Housing and Community Living Certificate.

 

CADER Online Learning Programs
Contact
Anna Stathopoulou
Online Training Manager
annap@bu.edu
617-358-2635

Course Benefits

  • 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.

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