Enrollment for Older Adult Certificate Program for Community Providers is Open

Optimize Aging is pleased to announce that we have received approval for additional contact hours for the webinar series,“Older Adult Certificate Program for Community Providers”. The approval includes contact hours for Nursing; Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Care managers throughNACCM. Personal Care Home Administrations continuing education credits have also been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. These contact hours are accepted in most states across the country. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to view all states that are covered for continuing education credits.
Once again Optimize Aging, LLC is offering the “Older Adult Certificate Program,” a program designed to address the inconsistencies of “aging” education for professionals. A 2 hour presentation will focus on an “aging topic” followed by case discussions” to provide “real life” problem solving opportunities to professionals that they can apply to their practice. It is hoped that this webinar will assist health professions treating older adults to recognize issues specific to late life and to recognize that as health professions we do NOT work in a vacuum. Reciprocal relationships are needed across both the acute and community-based health care systems. This web-based program will be offered 2 times a year as an 8-week series. The topics are listed below: 
Week #1 – “What It Means to Grow Old: Physical Changes that Accompany Aging”

Week #2 – Brain Health: Cognitive Changes in Older Adults

Week #3 – “Alzheimer’s Disease: Update, Research, Assessment and Interventions”

Week #4 – “Substance Use Disorders: Issues for Older Adults”

Week #5 – “Depression, Anxiety and Suicide in Older Adults: Assessment and Interventions”

Week #6 – “Differentiating Depression, Dementia, and Delirium: Assessment and Interventions”

Week #7 – “Understanding Hoarding Behaviors”

Week #8 – “Bridging Communities: Building Community-Based Partnerships for Continuity of Care”