Introduction to Geriatric Specialization
What this course is all about:
Introduction to Geriatric specialization Mental health Depression Alzheimer’s disease and dementia Chronic illness and impairment Diabetes Diabetic Neuropathy Heart Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Parkinson’s Disease Common infections in Elderly Hospice care
This Program of Study underscores the complexities of providing care, given the special challenges faced by the elderly such as but not limited to, multiple chronic illnesses. Understanding the different client’s condition helps the caregiver provide a more specialized care. This Program of Study is equivalent to additional 4 (four) hour training to meet and exceed requirements defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health Administrative Code Part 245.
This Program of Study provides Home Services Worker and CNAs with a primary understanding of the specific needs of the geriatric population: Knowledge of signs and symptoms, strategies and lifestyle adaptations and functions for increased well-being. It also emphasizes the complexities of providing care, given the special challenges faced by the elderly such as but not limited to, multiple chronic illnesses.
All learners are expected to read & study ahead before the scheduled webinar. The webinar is live, and your instructor requires everyone to actively participate in the virtual class.
All learners are expected to pass the written test. You can complete this test on or before the webinar and submit it to your instructor, Star Ewell, CNA at [email protected].