Caregiver Support Services Training:
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Caregiver Support Services Training:

Everything you Need to Know about the Normal Aging Process
4.3 (100 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
185 students enrolled
Created by Dr. Eboni Green
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The differences between normal aging and disease.
  • The differences between acute illness and chronic diseases.
  • Suggestions are provided so that you can assist the individuals you care for maintain their highest level of functioning.
Requirements
  • None
Description

In the movie Grumpy Old Men, the main character, John (Jack Lemmon), and his lifelong friend Max (Walter Matthau) personify what it means to be grumpy grandpas. John and Max are both retired widowers who live mostly sedentary lives but enjoy fishing and socializing with family and friends. The characters they play suggest that the tendency to be moody or a grumpy grandpa is a normal part of aging, when in fact, it is not. However, there are some common occurrences as one ages that may impact the ability to participate in everyday activities.

The truth is that it is almost impossible to provide adequate support, when you are uncertain about what is attributed to the normal aging process as opposed to what is associated with disease. It is vital to ensure that as a frontline caregiver you have access to the information needed, so that you can manage the care of a client in a loving, efficient, and practical manner that is easily understood. In this course, the normal aging process is discussed. The differences between acute and chronic diseases are explored. The course concludes with suggestions so that you may assist those for whom you care maintain their highest level of functioning.

Who this course is for:
  • Home Caregivers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Family Caregivers
  • Non-Medical Home Caregivers
  • Companions
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 38:54
+ Introduction
1 lecture 00:40

In this, training normal aging symptoms are introduced.  The differences between acute and chronic diseases are explored and suggestions are provided so that you may assist those for whom you care maintain their highest level of functioning.

Preview 00:40
+ Normal Aging Overview
2 lectures 03:40

An overview of the normal aging process including common myths about the aging process are introduced in this segment.

Preview 01:59

The differences between acute and chronic diseases are explored and suggestions are provided so that you may assist those for whom you care maintain their highest level of functioning.

Preview 01:41
+ Vision and Hearing : Changes as we Age
3 lectures 04:17

Please check your knowledge by answering the following question.

Knowledge Check-Up and Practical Application
1 question
Practical Application Regarding Communication
01:08
+ The Digestive System
6 lectures 06:17
Aging and Nutrition
00:49
Introduction to Changes to Smell, Taste, and Wieght as you Age
00:53
More about Smell as you age
00:52
More about Taste as you age
00:33
Weight Gain
00:31
+ Oral Care Practical Application
1 lecture 01:14
Oral Care Practical Application
01:14
+ Aging and the Skin
1 lecture 04:12
Care of aging skin and hair
04:12
+ The Urinary System
1 lecture 02:22
The normal functions of the urinary system
02:22
+ The Musculoskeletal System and Mobility
3 lectures 04:45
Explore changes in the Musculoskeletal System as one ages.
01:57
Safety when Assisting with Mobility (Walking or Transfers)
02:07
Preventing Falls
00:41
+ Neurological Changes and the Brain
1 lecture 02:20
Neurological Changes in the Brain
02:20