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Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Elderly Adult Population in Corrections A. Meet Officer Jones B. The Changing Age Profile in Corrections and the USA Section 3: Mental Health Disorders in Older Adults A. Overview B. Overview Continued C. Depression D. Let’s Review E. Late Life Schizophrenia F. The Symptoms of Schizophrenia G. Let’s Review H. Alcohol and Drug Use I. Symptoms of Intoxication and Withdrawal J. Clinical Management K. Anxiety L. Symptoms of Anxiety M. Clinical Management of Anxiety N. Let’s Review Anxiety O. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) P. Alzheimer’s Disease, continued Q. General Tips for Communication R. Let’s Review 1 S. Let’s Review 2 T. Let’s Review 3 U. Let’s Review 4 V. Let’s Review 5 W. Let’s Review 6 Section 4: Physical and Other Challenges Faced by the Elderly A. Daily Challenges B. Daily Challenges, Continued C. The Impact on Communication D. Aging and the Reentry Process Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. National Institute of Corrections Recommendations C. References
Eleanor M. Kalfs RN, CCNM has 43 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Since 1984, her career has focused on correctional health care in adult and juvenile correctional settings in Ohio. While with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, she moved up from Nursing Supervisor, to Regional Medical Administrator, to Central Office Administrator. At Central Office, she was responsible for developing policies, procedures, programming, and action plans to achieve resolution of medically related federal consent decrees. In 1999, Mrs. Kalfs joined the Ohio Department of Youth Services as a Central Office level Health Planning Administrator. She also acted as the Health Care Administrator for a 25 bed residential drug/alcohol treatment facility for female offenders, in addition to acting as the Central Office ACA Accreditation Manager from 2001-2007.Mrs. Kalfs, a member of ACA since 1984, is an accredited ACA Auditor and a Certified Correctional Nurse Manager. Mrs. Kalfs has worked as an independent Correctional Health Care Consultant since 2008 under contract with the State of Mississippi to provide correctional medical direction to achieve and maintain compliance with an ongoing federal consent decree with the Division of Youth Services. Disclosure: Eleanor Kalfs RN, CCNM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.