Texas - Caring for the Aging Population
The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a basic understanding of what it means to grow old, to be aware of the normal aging process and the problems that accompany this part of the life span. It includes physical, psychological, and social changes that older people deal with.

Course Publication Date: October 12, 2017

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Heather Frommeyer BSN, RN
Course No:TX-AGING-17
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
  

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Learning Objectives
  • List 3 myths of aging
  • Describe at least two normal physiological changes that accompany aging.
  • Psychological problems related to the losses that are a normal part of becoming a senior citizen.
  • Describe grief process and its special challenges for seniors
  • Social and economic problems that the elderly often confront.
  • List 5 of the top causes of death for seniors


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