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Living Environments and Health Issues of the Elderly: Aging And Long-Term Care Part I

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 2976 reviews

Course Summary

In the United States the population is aging and, in the coming decades, this trend is anticipated to increase. Between 2010 and 2050, it is expected that there will be a rapid growth in the older age groups. By 2050, the total national population aged 65 and older is predicted to rise rapidly and to reach 88.5 million, which is more than two-fold its population in 2010. This growth in the elderly population will far exceed the growth in younger age groups. Aging And Long Term Care is a 3-part series discussing important topics related to aging factors, special disability populations, end-of-life care issues and trends in long-term care.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. The Aging Population In The United States
  3. Living Environments And Long-Term Care
    1. Services from Unpaid Caregivers
    2. Services from Paid Caregivers
    3. Nursing Home Care
    4. Community-Based Long-Term Care
    5. Long-Term Care Hospitals
  4. Health Issues In An Aging Population
    1. Malnutrition in the Elderly
    2. Common Single Nutrient Deficiency Diseases
    3. Laboratory Studies
    4. Management of Malnutrition
    5. Clinical Signs and Nutritional Deficiencies
    6. Dysphagia
    7. Management of Dysphagia
    8. Diet Modifications
  5. Falls In The Elderly
  6. Summary

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