This course discusses various aspects of aging, the knowledge of which is essential for all individuals working in various healthcare settings. The courses focuses on trends in aging population, theories of aging, and effect of gender and culture on aging. A detailed discussion about various age-related changes and health assessment is included. Interventions for aging individuals with chronic diseases, inadequate nutrition and mobility, and pain will be discussed. Various residential options for aging individuals, environmental safety and security, prevention of falls, and elder abuse and neglect will be covered in detail. Finally, many issues related to death and dying, and ethical and legal issues related to loss, grief, and bereavement in aging individuals will be another focus of this course.
Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.