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

 

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Learning Objectives

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.

 

Testimonials

  • “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!”

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