Aging and Long-Term Care (10 Hours) > Introduction

Aging and Long-Term Care

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
10 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $50


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CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 10 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 10 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 10 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators # CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

This course introduces the biopsychosocial issues facing the aged. It includes the exploration of different long-term care options with the aged and their loved ones.

Many of these issues have the common theme of loss, including loss of relationships as a result of death, loss of physical abilities, mental capacity and functioning, independence, and the loss of productive or meaningful activities. Roles that have defined them for most of their lives, such as a career, no longer exist. Many work their whole adult lives looking forward to retirement, only to find that when they get there, it is not the panacea they thought it would be.

Another concern when treating the elderly is that they are very vulnerable to physical violence, neglect, fraud and other types of abuses. This course will discuss these issues also, so the provider will know the symptoms and risks associated with the abuse of the elderly.

As the population of the aged increases, the demand for services---and for those who can provide those services---also increases.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Cite the current trends of aging in the United States
  • Discuss the challenges to elderly care
  • Assess and treat the biopsychosocial issues confronting the aged.
  • Describe long-term care andsafety measures needed to be observed
  • Examine the relationship between health and physical activity
  • Explain the elder abuse and how to prevent it
  • Apply the guidance on COVID-19 for the care of older adults

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences: A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1. Profile of Older Americans

    • The Older Population
    • Future Growth
    • Marital Status
    • Living Arrangements
    • Racial and Ethnic Composition
    • Geographic Distribution
    • Income
    • Poverty
    • Housing
    • Employment
    • Education
    • Health and Health Care
    • Health Insurance Coverage
    • Disability and Physical Functioning
    • Caregiving
    • Notes

  • Chapter 2: Challenges to Elderly Care in the United States

    • Key Elderly Care Statistics and Challenges
    • Elderly Research Studies
    • Elderly Care Issues

  • Chapter 3: The Biopsychosocial Aspects of Aging

    • Age-Related Disease and Clinical and Public Health
    • Normal Aging
    • Somatic Disease and Multiple Chronic Conditions
    • Physical Function
    • Medical Decision
    • Conclusion
    • References for Previous Article
    • Depression and Older Adults
    • Get Immediate Help
    • Depression
    • Treatment and Therapies
    • Basics of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
    • What Causes Alzheimer's?
    • Support for Families and Caregivers
    • What is Dementia? Symptoms, Types, and Diagnosis
    • Dementia Increases the Risk of Severity of COVID-19, Study Finds
    • Health Effects of social isolation, loneliness
    • End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia
    • Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia in Community Settings
    • Living Alone with Cognitive Impairment

  • Chapter 4: Long-Term Care

    • Who Needs Long-Term Care?
    • What are the Different Types of Homebased Long-Term Care Services?
    • Long-Term Care Planning
    • Talking with Your Parents About Long-Term Care
    • Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes
    • Creating A Safe Space for the Elderlies to Live in

  • Chapter 5: Examining the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Health
    • Aerobic Activity
    • Muscle-Strengthening Activity
    • Bone-Strengthening Activity
    • Balance Activities
    • Flexibility Activities
    • The Role of Fitness in Health

  • Chapter 6: Making Physical Activity A Part of An Older Adult's Life

    • Things to Keep in Mind
    • Improving your Balance
    • Active Older Adults
    • Explaining the Key Guidelines
    • Meeting the Key Guidelines
    • Inactive and Insufficiently Active Older Adults
    • Active Older Adults
    • Special Considerations
    • Being Active in the presence of Health Challenges
    • Getting and Staying Active Real-Life Examples
    • Additional Considerations for Some Adults
    • Special Consideration for Specific Chronic Conditions

  • Chapter 7: Moving Ahead: Strategies and Tools to Plan, Conduct, and Maintain Effective Community- Based Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults: Brief Guide

    • RE-AIM: A Comprehensive Framework for Program Planning and Evaluation
    • Adoption: Finding, Supporting New sites
    • Implementation: Getting Results
    • For the Long Haul

  • Chapter 8: What is Elder Abuse?

    • Types of Abuse
    • Preventing Elder Abuse
    • The Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention
    • Reporting Abuse

  • Chapter 9: Respite Care: Create A Plan to Give Yourself a Caregiving Break

    • Design a family respite care plan
    • Call a family meeting
    • Finding outside respite care
    • Introduction to Medicare
    • Medicare Advantage Basics

  • Chapter 10: Why Resilience in Older Adults Matter During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Chapter 11: Challenges Facing the Care Sector

  • Chapter 12: Improving the Care of Older Patients During CoVID-19 Pandemic

    • Introduction
    • The COVID-19 Pandemic Scenario
    • Conclusion

  • Chapter 13: Guidance on COVID-19 for the Care of Older People and People Living

    • Introduction
    • Advice on COVID-19 for Older People and Caregivers
    • Guidance for Long-term Care Facilities, other non-acute care facilities and home care
    • Advice to policy-makers for the new normal and the new future

  • Annex

    • Screening tests for Physical and mental capacity
    • Suggested messages to older people for self-care

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Updated April 2021

Aging and Long-Term Care (10 Hours) > Introduction
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