Behavioral Health Options for Older Adults

 

The majority of older adults manage the transitions that frequently come with aging, such as physical declines and the increased loss of loved ones, without experiencing behavioral health disorders. In fact, research shows that older adults experience lower rates of disorders overall than do younger adults (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2013). However, when they do have problems, older adults are less likely to seek and receive services to treat them effectively. As a professional who works with seniors, yet is not likely involved in diagnosing, providing therapy, or prescribing medications for behavioral health disorders, you may question why you need to know about these topics. It is precisely the fact that older adults often do not seek help for behavioral concerns that puts you in the unique position of recognizing when a problem is present.

$22.50

Hours: 2.00
REL-SRC-0-BHOOA-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (23 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.0 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

2.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health

2.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

2.0 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 2.00 Patient Care Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - P type

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701002-6320/P. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Resident Care Hours

Oregon Department of Human Services

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-BHOOA-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the symptoms of depression including the difference in presentation in older adults.
Identify other behavioral health disorders common in older adults.
Use an appropriate tool to provide initial behavioral health screening to assist with referrals.
Demonstrate appropriate community service referrals based on levels of care.
Provide services in ways that support the behavioral health functioning of older adults.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Depression A. Meet Jim B. Overview of Behavioral Health Disorders C. Depression D. Symptoms of MDD E. Presentation Differences in Older Adults F. Physical Symptoms G. Inability to Concentrate H. Suicide I. Mortality Risk J. Antidepressant Medications K. Review L. Summary Section 3: Other Behavioral Health Disorders A. Anxiety B. Anti-Anxiety Medications C. Substance Use Disorder D. Risks for Older Adults E. Medication Misuse F. Other Psychological Disorders G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Geriatric Screening and Assessment A. The Geriatric Assessment B. Screening and Assessment Tools C. Types of Tools D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Levels of Care and Community Support A. Meet Charles B. Medical Necessity C. Inpatient Hospitalization D. Partial Hospitalization E. Outpatient Therapy F. Home and Community Based Treatment G. Senior and Adult Day Centers H. Support Groups I. Review J. Summary Section 6: Promoting Behavioral Health A. Collaboration B. Person-Centered and Directed Supports C. Recovery and Resiliency D. Examining Your Beliefs E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Instructor: Robin Gault-Winton, MSW
Robin Gault-Winton received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Psychology and her Masters degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has put these degrees to use as a therapist, trainer, curriculum developer, instructional designer, and performance improvement director. Her current position is Director of Learning Solution at Castle Worldwide. Her areas of professional interest include gerontology, mental health, e-learning development, and organizational consultation. In her personal life, she lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a dog. Disclosure: Robin Gault-Winton, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Administrators; entry level Case Managers; entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Home Health, Hospice, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
F Tags:
F740, F741, F742, F743, F949
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.