Geriatric Assessment and Care Planning

Geriatric assessment forms the basis for providing services to older adults, including determinations not only of what is necessary and appropriate, but also of eligibility and reimbursement options. This course describes a comprehensive geriatric assessment that social workers and other social service and health professionals can use effectively in any community or institutional setting. Included are an overview of the elements of a comprehensive assessment; a background of the latest research and current policy and issues; and discussion of legal, ethical, and cultural considerations and their implications for practice. Useful resources, including a variety of assessment instruments, are suggested throughout the course.

Cost of Online Course: $120
Number of CEUs: 4

This course is required for the CADER Foundations in Aging Certificate.


CADER Online Learning Programs
Anna Stathopoulou
Online Training Manager

    Course Benefits

    • Knowledge of current assessment and intervention options as well as physical, psychological, and social aspects of aging that influence assessment in older adults.
    • Understanding of ethical issues related to rights and vulnerabilities of older adults versus concerns about safety and protection, individually and within the context of the larger community.
    • Skills and tools to assess competency and risk (e.g., related to home safety, nutrition, or abuse); cognitive function and mental health; and social activity, social skills, and social support.

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