Behavioral Health and Older Adults

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

Many older adults manage the transitions that frequently come with aging, such as physical decline and increased loss of loved ones, without experiencing behavioral health disorders. However, when they do have problems, older adults are less likely to seek and receive services to treat them effectively (Sewell, 2016). Knowing what to look for, how to do an initial assessment, and what resources are available are all critical skills needed by those who frequently work with older adults. This course discusses how common behavioral disorders present in older adults, the components of behavioral health screening and assessment for older adults, the levels of care and available community support, and steps you can take to promote behavioral health.

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Course Description

Many older adults manage the transitions that frequently come with aging, such as physical decline and increased loss of loved ones, without experiencing behavioral health disorders. However, when they do have problems, older adults are less likely to seek and receive services to treat them effectively (Sewell, 2016). Knowing what to look for, how to do an initial assessment, and what resources are available are all critical skills needed by those who frequently work with older adults. This course discusses how common behavioral disorders present in older adults, the components of behavioral health screening and assessment for older adults, the levels of care and available community support, and steps you can take to promote behavioral health.

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