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Aging and Long Term Care, Part 1: Overview of Aging, Living Environments and Health Issues

Aging and Long Term Care, Part 1: Overview of Aging, Living Environments and Health Issues

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 5.5
Price: $16.45
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Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
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Course Description
The number of people over 65 years of age represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but is expected to grow to be 19% by 2030. That means that 72.1 million older people will be seeking health care from a variety of sources in the next 20 years. This creates an environment in which specialists in geriatric health are highly sought after to deal with the specific and various issues that affect aging patients. These patients are highly likely to have chronic health issues that require long term care, either in a specialized facility or in the home. A proactive approach to managing older patients’ health is necessary to ensure that each patient gets the highest quality of care. This course provides an overview of aging, living environments and health issues.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Living Environments
    1. Hospitals
    2. Skilled Nursing
    3. Residential Care
    4. Assisted Living
  3. Common Health Issues
    1. Malnutrition
    2. Aspiration/Choking
    3. Falls
    4. Memory disorders
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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