Depression in Older Adults: The Basics

Depression in Older Adults: The Basics 

Depression is a disease that can affect people of all ages, even older adults. It can be difficult to recognize as its symptoms can be confused with other medical conditions and with side-effects from certain medications. In your work environment, you have likely cared for and will care for those with depression. In this course, you will learn about the basics of depression in older adults, including things you can do to help those with depression along with important signs and symptoms that you must report immediately.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-DOAB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1731211

California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DOAB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recognize at least three symptoms that may indicate an older adult is experiencing depression.
Describe differences between depression and dementia.
List at least three medical conditions or life events that may trigger depression.
Choose at least two activities that may help those with depression.
Identify at least two signs that an older adult may be considering suicide.

Outline:
Depression in Older Adults: The Basics A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Spotting Depression A. Depression B. Types of Depression C. Meet Betty D. The Grumpy Old Man E. Medications F. Recognizing Symptoms G. Reporting Symptoms H. Not Always Depression I. Depression or Dementia? J. Review K. Summary Section 3: Consequences of Depression A. Consequences of Depression B. Appetite and Malnutrition C. Risk for Suicide D. Meet Herschel E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Treatment A. Medications B. Physical Exercise C. Supportive Therapy D. Light Therapy E. Problem Solving F. Other Types of Therapy G. Goals and Outcomes H. Providing Care I. Review J. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, 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 Direct Care Workers; Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
F Tags:
F740, F741, F742, F743, F949
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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