Course Syllabus: Advocacy for Elderly Patients
with CEU Certificate*
Welcome to advocacy for the elderly patient. With growing numbers of seniors in our aging population, families and extended family members are finding themselves in a position where they're providing for some or all of the care for their senior loved ones.
Understanding basic rights of patients and how such rights apply to the elderly will help you become an advocate for not only elderly patients, but for other family members and friends. In this course, you'll learn what an advocate is, what one does, and why it's important to be an advocate for patient care today.
You'll also learn not only how to be a well educated advocate, but to do your part to preserve the dignity of seniors, prevent elder abuse, and understand the basics of elderly patient care at home, in assisted living facilities and in nursing homes or other care scenarios. You'll learn the importance of nutrition and providing senior-friendly living spaces. You'll learn how to effectively evaluate nursing homes and understand the legal rights of seniors and how to protect them from scams.
As an educated advocate, you'll also learn how to identify and report red flags when it comes to senior care, including elderly abuse and more personal aspects of care, including hygiene. You'll also learn the importance of documents such as advance directives and powers of attorney in order to provide the best in secure, comforting and effective senior care that maintains their independence and dignity in all areas of their life.
This course does not require any previous medical background. Any aged learner (18 or older) is welcome.
This online course contains 11 easy to read lessons which can be completed at own pace (access to course upon enrollment will be available for up to 6 months)
Lesson 1: What Is An Advocate?
Lesson 2: Preservation of Dignity
Lesson 3: Preventing Elder Abuse
Lesson 4: Quality of Life Issues
Lesson 5: Providing Safe Environments
Lesson 6: Patient Care Advocacy in Home-based Settings
Lesson 7: Advocacy for Elders in Nursing Homes
Lesson 8: Nursing Home Resident's Rights
Lesson 9: Legal Rights
Lesson 10: Red Flags
Lesson 11: Death and Dying
All course material is available within this online course.
Each lesson is followed by an end of the lesson multiple choice and T/F Quiz . Some of the lessons will be followed by an assignment based on lesson facts and opinions expressed.
70% or higher will be required in order to complete this course.
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- Awareness of the Red Flags in Elderly Advocacy
- Home-based Patient Care Advocacy
- A Resident's Rights in a Nursing Home
- Definition of an Advocate?
- Ways to Prevent Elder Abuse
- Job Overview: Medical Billers
- ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
- A Career as a Medical Assistant
- HIPAA Case Study
- ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines - Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium (Chapter 15) and Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (Chapter 16)
- More Career Options in Healthcare
- Introduction to the ICD-10 Coding System
- HIPAA: Administrative Simplification Rules
- ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines - Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (Chapter 13) and Diseases of the Genitourinary System (Chapter 14)
- What Is Protected Health Information (PHI)?