Addiction Professional - NAADAC

Introduction to Aging and Long Term Care


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7 CE credit hours training
   Cost
$35.00
   Source
Robert A. Yourell
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Target audience and instructional level of this voice: intermediate

Course Description

This is an introductory level course on Aging and Long Term Care and is intended for health care workers who are interested in gaining further knowledge about the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging.

Our nation is growing older and aging and long-term care is a growing concern. This course will inform the reader of some of the more significant aspects of aging and long-term care issues. This is an introductory course and a starting point for dealing with the issues of our aging society.

Minority groups as a proportion of the United States Population (U.S. Census Board Decennial projections)

In 1970 16% of the population was minorities
In 1998 27% of the population was minorities
By the year 2050 50% of the population will be minorities

Chapter 1
Healthy Aging

The Goal is Healthy Aging
If you ask 10 people, you will have 10 different definitions of aging. Aging to some people might be defined as: being able to perform everyday tasks without a problem for as long as possible, tasks such as bathing, eating, dressing, shopping, cooking, driving or taking the bus, walking a flight of steps or half a mile, lifting or carrying weight, meditating, reading, writing or handling small objects, and helping others.

We don't want to live long lives, we want to live long, healthy lives; we want to add healthy life


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