Special Needs of the Elderly

Special Needs of the Elderly 

In this module we will examine age related changes our residents may experience, discuss effective interventions to assist our residents with these changes, and learn strategies to optimize health and wellness.

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-PAC-0-SNE

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-SNE
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify signs of normal aging, aging theories, and aging changes.
Discuss how we age.
Contrast myths and facts about aging.
Describe successful aging.
Describe changes in body systems as we age.
Discuss age-related grief and loss.
Discuss ageism and resident dignity.
Describe strategies for supporting optimum health and wellness.

Outline:

What is Normal Aging?

Aging Theories

Aging Changes

Life Expectancy

HOW WE AGE

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT AGING

SUCCESSFUL AGING

Physical Changes with Aging

NERVOUS SYSTEM

Memory

Care Tips, Help with Memory

Slower Reflexes

Care Tips, Help with Slower Reflexes

Sleep

Care Tips, Help with Sleep

Common Nervous System Diseases and Conditions

SENSORY SYSTEM

Sensory Loss

Sensory System, Hearing

Care Tips,  Hearing Impairments

Sensory System, Vision

Common Vision Disease and Conditions

Glaucoma

Cataract

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Retinopathy

Care Tips, Visual Impairments

Sensory System, Touch

Care Tips, Touch

Sensory System, Taste

Care Tips, Loss of Taste

Sensory System, Smell

Care Tips, Smell

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Common Endocrine System Diseases and Conditions

Care Tips, Diabetes

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Inflammation

Care Tips, Immune System

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Dizziness

Care Tips, Help to Maintain the Cardiovascular System

Care Tips, Helping with Severe Cardiovascular Problems

Common Cardiovascular System Diseases and Conditions

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Care Tips, Loss of Muscle and Bone Strength

Care Tips, Loss of Flexibility

Common Musculoskeletal System Disease and Conditions

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Care Tips, Digestion

Common Digestive System Diseases and Conditions

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Care Tips, Help for Breathing

Common Respiratory System Diseases and Conditions

URINARY SYSTEM

Care Tips, Urinary System Health

Common Urinary System Diseases and Conditions

INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM

Skin

Care Tips, Skin

Hair

Nails

Care Tips, Hair and Nails

Age-Related Grief and Loss

Ageism and Resident Dignity

Examples of Ageism

Effects of Ageism

Ideas to Prevent Ageism and Promote Dignity

Tips for Treating Elderly Residents with Dignity

Supporting Optimum Health and Wellness

Get Moving Consider Exercise and Other Physical Activities

Pay Attention to Weight and Shape

Healthy Food for Thought, Think About What You Eat

Participate in Activities You Enjoy


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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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Accommodations
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