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"I can't think of one good thing about getting older!"

"My dear, consider the alternative..."

 

TLC
Tender Loving Care

for our Elders

A 3 unit course
addressing
the
biological, social, and psychological
aspects of aging and long term care, including
'red flags'
and signs of elder abuse
Therapeutic interventions
Caregivers


APA, BRN, CA BBS, FL, NAADAC, NBCC, TX SBEPC, TXBSWE

Tender Loving Care is a course in three parts, each part can be taken separately for 3 ce in fulfillment of the CA BBS mandated requirement Aging and Long Term Care, or the entire course may be taken for 9 ces.

 

Part I: Biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging and long term care, including 'red flags' and signs of elder abuse

 

Learning Objectives

In this 3 unit course, the clinician will be able to:

1. Recognize the 'red flags' and signs of elder abuse,

2. Describe the laws and ethics regarding the reporting of elder abuse

3. List how depression and mental illness are under-treated in the elderly population

4. Describe the biological, social, cultural and psychological aspects of aging and long term care.

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education units


is approved by the:

American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists - www.psychceu.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Board of Registered Nursing (#13620)
California Board of Behavioral Science accepts our CE Provider Approvals through APA, NASW, and NBCC. Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling (BAP 753 )
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals (#575)
National Board for Certified Counselors - www.psychceu.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6055. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. www.psychceu.com is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. (ACEP #6055)
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1761)
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (#6246)

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maintains responsibility for the program.

 

 

how it works

Due to the wonders of technology, the minute you submit your order over our secure line, it is encrypted, and processed safely and securely by Authorize.net, a secure web processor. Or, if you prefer, call us toll-free 888-777-3773.

You will immediately receive confirmation of your order, your password and how to access the course material. (Please do not block e-mails from classes@psychceu.com, orders@psychceu.com and info@psychceu.com)

If you ordered an online course, you can begin to take the course immediately.

You will receive instructions, via e-mail, on how to take your test online.

Contact us or call if you need technical support.

Your test will be graded online, so the moment you have passed, you may print out your certificate of completion.

That's it! You are done!

 

In fulfillment of the CA BBS mandated requirement:

Aging and Long Term Care New Info Button

3. Aging and Long Term Care New Info Button
Those persons who began graduate study prior to January 1, 2004 must complete a 3-hour continuing education course in aging and long term care. The course could include, but is not limited to, the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. The Board may accept evidence of completion of an equivalent course or courses taken prior to January 1, 2005 or may accept prior teaching or practice experience in order to fulfill the continuing education requirement.
http://www.bbs.ca.gov/Licstat3.htm

 

In fulfillment of the CA Board of Psychology mandated requirement:

Psychologists renewing their license on or after January 1, 2005 will be required to have proof of completion of a three hour CE course in aging and long-term care or show proof to the board of its equivalent in teaching or practicing experience. This is a one-time requirement.
http://www.psychboard.ca.gov/licensing/education.html

 

It was Edith's daughter, Meredith, who realized that there was something wrong with her mother. Meredith kept calling her mother on the phone, and was concerned when there was no answer. She left work in a panic, and drove over to her mother's house. Edith had fallen down her stairs, and gashed her head. She had been bleeding, but the bleeding has stopped. It appeared that she had fallen the night before, slipping on a rug. She was unable to get to the phone to call for help.

It was in the treatment of her fall that Edith entered the network of social services. She was quite disoriented, and told the doctor that Meredith had pushed her down. She said that it had happened many times, and that Meredith had also killed her sister, Gwendolyn. Edith's complaint triggered a report to DSS (Department of Social Services) regarding elder abuse.

It soon became clear that Edith was hungry and dehydrated, as she had not eaten in several days. Once she was treated for her cut, x-rays revealed a broken wrist. She was kept in the hospital while a placement was discussed for her. She could not go to Meredith's until the elder abuse complaint was investigated, and her insurance was quite limited in what would be provided in terms of rehabilitation or in home help while her wrist healed.

Neither of her sons could (or would??) leave their work to come help out their mother. They both lived far away, and had families of their own. Edith said she hated her daughters-in-law, and would live with them "over my dead body!"

When interviewed by DSS, Meredith was in tears. She offered to bring in witnesses that she had been at her son's basketball game the night before, and stated that she would never push her mother. She said that her mother had sometimes before had 'odd' complaints about people (she thought the grocer was short-changing her,and that her mail was being stolen, but that perhaps those were real events); but when "Mom told me that my brother's wives were evil, I did start to get really worried. And she has been slipping with my sons, forgetting their names and ages. I guess I didn't want to see how bad it was getting. It has been getting worse"

After a few days in the hospital, Edith's mental condition began to stabilize. She told the social worker that Meredith had not pushed her, and that she remembered that her sister had died of cancer. She became more oriented to time and place, and seemed to be doing better. As there was no history of abuse by Meredith, and no suspicious bruises, it was agreed to release Edith to her daughter.

After a few weeks of having her mother at her home, Meredith called Dr, A., her Mom's doctor, in tears. "Mom came into the kitchen and took a knife and tried to saw off her cast. I told her to stop, that she needed the cast until her broken bone was healed. She said her bone wasn't broken, but it was a trick to get her money. She said she hated me, and was going home. When I tried to stop her, the knife slipped, and she got cut.

She won't eat, she wouldn't leave her room until she came out for the knife. I don't know what to do! My clean, sweet smelling mother stinks! She refuses to bathe. It is like something happened. She yells at my sons all the time, and calls them 'big oafs'."

"And now I know that social worker is going to talk to her again. How do I explain her cut?"

Dr. A.'s exam of Edith revealed that while her body was slowly healing from her fall, her spirits were low. She hated being dependent on her daughter, and kept wanting to go home. He realized that she was quite depressed, and prescribed antidepressant medication as well was recommended psychotherapy.

He cautioned Edith about giving the medication a chance to work, that people often are tempted to stop medication too soon. Either they feel better and think they no longer need the medication, or they think the
medication isn't helping at all. He told her to keep taking medication until it had a chance to work, and warned her that side effects sometimes appear before the antidepressant activity does. He told her that once she was feeling better, to continue the medication for at least 4 to 9 months to prevent a recurrence of the depression.

Dr. A. also referred Edith to a neurologist to explore her intermittent dementia. He also recommended that she receive a complete eye exam, which revealed that she had significant vision loss due to macular degeneration.

 

 

"Why are old age, sickness, and death the common lot of all humanity?"
attributed to the Buddha on the road to enlightenment

What comes first here?


Edith is experiencing many of the issues of the elderly person in American society today:

chronic debilitating physical condition

chronic pain

loss of vision

loss of mobility

isolation

poverty

intermittent dementia

grief over the death of her sister and friends

fear

physical vulnerability

depression

possible elder abuse

"Old age is no place for sissies."
Bette Davis

"The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines"
Plato

 

how it works

Due to the wonders of technology, the minute you submit your order over our secure line, it is encrypted, and processed safely and securely by Authorize.net, a secure web processor. Or, if you prefer, call us toll-free 888-777-3773.

You will immediately receive confirmation of your order, your password and how to access the course material. (Please do not block e-mails from classes@psychceu.com, orders@psychceu.com and info@psychceu.com)

If you ordered an online course, you can begin to take the course immediately.

You will receive instructions, via e-mail, on how to take your test online.

Contact us or call if you need technical support.

Your test will be graded online, so the moment you have passed, you may print out your certificate of completion.

That's it! You are done!

Cost of the 3 unit course is $33


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