Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

Depression and Suicide in Older Adults 

This purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with an overview of depression and suicide in the older adult. Both the myths and facts surrounding depression and suicide among older adults will be discussed. The definition and symptoms of depression are presented along with ways to recognize if an older adult is depressed. Current statistics on depression among older adults are presented. This course engages learners in learning how to reduce the risk of depression among older adults in the care setting, as well as the proper steps to take if a person appears to be suicidal.

$18.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-DSOA

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California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

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California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

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Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)

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National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

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

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-DSOA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Contrast the myths and facts about depression and suicide among older adults.
List symptoms of depression.
Explain the causes of depression in older adults.
Recognize the signs of depression.
Identify the current statistics on depression among older adults.
State ways to reduce the risk of depression in older adults.
Explain how to identify older adults at risk of suicide.
List ways to reduce the risk of suicide among older adults.
Identify what steps should be taken if an older adult appears to be suicidal.

Outline:
Hour One I. Introduction a. Elizabeth’s Story II. Depression: Facts and Myths a. Impact on Women b. Prejudice and stigma c. Complex mental health disorder d. Brain chemistry e. Episodic f. Aging process g. Men h. Psychotherapy i. Medications i. Learning engagement: Multiple choice questions III. Incidence of depression in older adults a. Definition b. Learning engagement: Video (WHO depression and older adults). c. Current Statistics on depression among older adults d. Symptoms e. Caregiver observations f. Learning engagement: Case study (Hazel) IV. Screening tool a. PHQ-2 b. Learning engagement: using the PHQ2 tool c. Learning engagement: case study (Tom) V. Causes of depression among older adults a. Chronic illness i. Cardiac disease ii. Stroke iii. Parkinson’s disease iv. COPD v. Cancer vi. Diabetes vii. Alzheimer’s disease b. Studies of assisted living residents, social support and depression c. Learning Engagement Activity: Questions (multiple choice) VI. Ways to reduce the risk of depression a. Facility mission b. Building relationships c. Connection and belonging d. Supportive Environment e. Learning engagement: Health and wellness promotion f. Learning Engagement Activity: multiple choice questions VII. Treatment a. Evidence based psychotherapy b. Medications c. Learning engagement: multiple choice questions VIII. Suicide and older adults a. Risk factors i. Depression ii. Prior attempts iii. Hopelessness iv. Talking about dying v. Alcohol or medication abuse vi. Planning vii. Learning engagement: case scenario Sam, Barbara, Tayna viii. Learning engagement: case scenario Delores IX. Suicide-postvention a. Appropriate responses b. Contact appropriate authorities c. Care of self, resident other staff d. Learning engagement: case scenario and multiple choice question X. Summary and Conclusion XI. (Final exam) Posttest

Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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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