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Mental Health: Caring for the Older Adult in LTC

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to understand mental health issues in the older adult.


$15.00

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. State two (2) specific differences between delirium and dementia.
  2. Select three (3) major illnesses seen among older adults.
  3. Identify two (2) symptoms of mental illness that should be reported to the healthcare provider

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about mental health in the older adult by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.

Author

Amy Makris RN, BSN

Amy has over 15 years of nursing experience with a strong background in nurse administration and education.  She has successfully managed specialty
nursing units in both acute and long-term care settings.  She provided administration and consulting oversight in the long-term care setting, establishing interdisciplinary programs and education for quality assurance measures.  Over the past five years, she has worked as an advanced illness manager for a home health and hospice agency, navigating the care of some of the most vulnerable and high-risk individuals within a
community.  During this time, she worked
on developing multiple community support programs and initiatives, including medication management and safety in the home. She is a Certified Hospice Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).  As a dedicated healthcare professional, Amy is dedicated to contributing her expertise through nursing education and patient advocacy.

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Mental Health: Caring for the Older Adult in LTC

$15.00

This educational activity outlines the mental health concerns that are common in older adults.  Staff working with residents who have mental health issues are expected to have competencies to work with this population. This educational activity is appropriate for all staff who interact with residents who face mental health concerns and are not involved with medication administration.

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