Course Description

The graying of America means a cultural shift. Now there's a workforce of seniors who decades ago would have been retired at age 55 to 65.

This course describes the aging process, risks to senior's health, and how to stay healthy no matter if you are 65 or 105. 

You will gain understanding of and respect for seniors, and explode some myths about the aging brain.

Types of long-term care will be defined as well as payment methods and the CLASS Act federal funding plan. 

You will also learn to protect yourself from burnout when caring for aging parents or your spouse.

You will discover the potential life span for a human is not 85, or 95--find out exactly what it is.  You will be challenged if you are a senior, and you will gain an optimistic outlook on what it means to be in this "new old age."
 
If you seek a career in aging services you'll be encouraged by the fabulous opportunities awaiting you.
 
 
 
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define challenges and describe reasons for optimism in aging and long term care.
  • Describe types of care and services for seniors.
  • Describe the psychology of aging.
  • Summarize physical health - unique needs and challenges for seniors.
  • Identify the challenges in maintaining quality care and services.
  • Describe volunteer care givers - issues for family and others who donate elder care.
  • Summarize the rights of elders and consumers of aging and long term care.
  • Recognize legal matters of the aged and terminally ill.
  • Describe paying for aging and long term care.
  • Recognize the invaluable social ties that lead to healthy aging and longevity.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 1 Exam 12 points
Lesson 2 Exam 13 points
Lesson 3 Exam 8 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 4 Exam 7 points
Lesson 5 Exam 8 points
Lesson 6 Exam 9 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 7 Exam 9 points
Lesson 8 Exam 8 points
Lesson 9 Exam 8 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 10 Exam 6 points
The Final Exam 49 points
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