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This intermediate-level course helps behavioral health professionals better understand and assess the physical psychological and social health of older adults. Updated to reflect the most current consensus on geriatric care, the course offers a comprehensive biopsychosocial and spiritual approach to the assessment of older adults and their caregiving needs, including special clinical considerations for interviewing an older adult.
Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successful completion of this course.
- Explain the impact of sociodemographic characteristics on health and aging.
- Describe the physical domains related to the comprehensive assessment of older adults.
- Describe the psychological domains related to the comprehensive assessment of older adults.
- Describe the social domains related to the comprehensive assessment of older adults.
- Explain special factors that must be considered in using assessment tools with older adults.
Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH, is a professor of social work and gerontology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Black obtained her doctorate degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, in 2000, master’s degrees in social work and gerontology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1988), and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles (1990). Dr. Black has worked with older adults and their families as a nurse, social worker, and geriatric case manager for more than 25 years in acute care, long-term care, and home- and community-based settings.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.