Workshops: Gerontology

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Assessment of Older Adults

ID: 1003WEB

An accurate and comprehensive assessment is crucial in determining the nature and course of helping interventions and achieving goals, which improve the quality of life for elder clients. You will learn to develop a framework for assessing older adult clients with consideration of cultural and age differences. Different types, purposes and applications of assessments given under various auspices will be distinguished. You will become familiar with various data collection instruments and will be able to differentiate between dysfunctional and normal aging. Risk factors that need specialized assessments will be identified. [Required for Basic Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 23, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Common Health Problems and Medication Use with Older Adults

ID: 1024WEB

This webinar will provide an overview of common health problems in the older adult population, such as malnutrition, dehydration, skin conditions, cardio-pulmonary disease, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, diabetes and pressure ulcers. Participants will learn to identify the symptoms of these health problems, so as to better help the older adult find medical treatment. Also, common medications, their side effects, and risk of interaction will be part of this workshop. [Required for Senior Housing Issues Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: Tristan Ashley Wristen, RN, BSN, MSN, FN-CSA, SAN
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Communicating with Older Adults

ID: 1005WEB

In this webinar participants will learn methods used to communicate effectively with the older adult. The principles of active listening, the importance of reminiscing, and ways of dealing with older adult with sensory impairments, which often accompany the aging process, will be discussed. You will learn how to deal with the emotional response that some have to life's losses, such as status, mobility, finances and death of friends and family. [Required for Basic Gerontology, or Senior Services Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Ethics Essentials in Geriatric Care

ID: 1124WEB

Participants will learn to recognize ethical dilemmas in both every day and biomedical situations, especially those dilemmas commonly arising in geriatric care, and will practice methodologies for ethical decision-making. Topics will include ethical principles and values, best practices for advanced directives, weighing benefits and burdens, substituted judgment, ethics committees, and the NJ POLST: Practitioners Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Ethics

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Legal Issues and Planning for Older Adults

ID: 1013WEB

This webinar will provide an overview of important legal issues affecting older adults. You will learn about the laws affecting decision-making capacity including financial durable powers of attorney, advanced directives, health care proxies, and guardianship. Using interactive case studies, the webinar will focus on ethical considerations in the context of providing services to clients with diminished capacities. Along with an overview of Medicare and Medicaid (including Medicaid eligibility), the webinar will provide a broad-based understanding of home and community-based services with a focus on New Jersey's "new" Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. You will also learn about the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living. *This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Required for Advanced Gerontology or Senior Housing Issues Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 General, 1.0 Ethics

Instructor: Jill Hoegel
Bren Pramanik, Esq.
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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