for our Elders
A 3 unit course
"I can't think of one good thing about getting older!"
"My dear, consider the alternative..."
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 10 ces.
Part III: Caregivers and the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, including 'red flags' and signs of elder abuse
In this 3 unit course, the clinician will be able to:
This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education units
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In fulfillment of the CA BBS mandated requirement:
Aging and Long Term Care
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In fulfillment of the CA Board of Psychology mandated requirement:
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.
Meredith was increasingly concerned about her mother. Edith had been acting more and more erratic. She was seeming to forget things, and at times was quite disoriented. She seemed to be getting irrational, saying racist things (which were out of character for her) as well as appearing to be somewhat paranoid at times. She seemed to be fine at times, then would seem to 'disappear' in Meredith's words, "becoming somebody who is mean and paranoid. I don't know her when she is like this, and I wonder if she knows me. She took a bottle of gin from the kitchen, and I found it hidden in her closet. I don't mind if Mom has an occasional drink, but the bottle had been full when she moved in, and when I found it, it was empty."
"I got this letter from Peter, my oldest brother. It made me feel really hopeless."
Meredith took a crumpled paper out of her purse, and handed it to me. it said:
Meredith looked at me with tears in her eyes. "Poor Peter! Poor Patricia! I had no idea it was so bad for them, and here I was blaming them for not wanting to take Mom to live with them, or at least to come visit. I feel so stupid, just like I felt when the eye doctor told me how blind Mom was. I guess there are just some things you can't let in, but the paradox is how blind I was to her being blind. I feel so bad when I think about her all alone in her house, too afraid to go out, creeping to the corner grocery for packaged soup and crackers. I feel really sad, and really bad. I still have nightmares about if I didn't find her when she fell, how long she would have lain there. She could have died. Then the really evil part of me sometimes wishes she had, because she has disrupted everything, and is so hard to live with. I feel trapped."
"Why are old age, sickness, and death the common lot of all humanity?"
attributed to the Buddha on the road to enlightenment
Edith is experiencing many of the issues of the elderly person in American society today:
chronic debilitating physical condition
loss of vision
loss of mobility
grief over the death of her sister and friends
possible elder abuse
Meredith is experiencing many of the issues of the caregiver of the elderly person in American society today:
"Old age is no place for sissies."
spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines"
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