Aging Changes and Considerations

Aging Changes and Considerations 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that happen with aging. The myths and facts about aging, common changes experienced in the aging process, and the purpose and function of each body system are presented. The course engages learners in how to assist older adults as the aging process occurs.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ACC-R1
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define aging.
List common changes experienced by nearly everyone during the aging process.
Contrast the common myths and facts about aging.
Briefly discuss the purpose and function of each of our body’s physical systems.
Explain the common changes that occur with aging for each of the physical systems in our body.
Name care tips that direct care staff can perform to help residents maintain their health and functional abilities.
Instructor: Kristen Crusoe, EdD, MSN, RN
Dr. Crusoe is a Psychiatric/Mental Health and Palliative Care/End of Life nurse consultant. She is also an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health, in both Master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs. Her teaching area of specialty is leadership, focusing on quality sciences, and positive change.  She is a certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, trainer and facilitator as well as a Human Systems Dynamics Professional. She promotes using strength-based approaches to whole system change and transformation and provides both individual and group coaching and mentoring in strength-based methodologies. Disclosure: Kristen Crusoe, EdD, 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: Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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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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