Assessment w/Older Adults & Persons w/Disabilities


With this course you will learn how to determine the long-term living needs of older people and other adults of any age who have functional disabilities and want to live in the community, either at home or in some other residential setting. More and more states are now developing community-based support programs aimed at this diverse population. The course looks at assessment as a process where practitioners work in partnership with consumers to understand what is required to meet his or her goals for independent living.  It includes information on the physical, mental, emotional, familial, and social conditions that might be acting as barriers to realizing those hopes and goals and how to work to address those barriers to create a person centered plan.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the role of workers in the assessment process.
  • Understand the history and purpose of assessment in the United States.
  • Explain how the assessment process supports choice, self-determination, and participation.
  • Identify the legal and ethical considerations during assessment.
  • Respect the diversity of consumers using cultural humility.
  • Describe the importance of self-reflection during assessment.
  • Explain the role of the consumer as partner in assessment

 Number of CEUs: 4


  • General Public: $90.00