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Healthy Aging

2.1 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Nurses, healthcare professionals, and interested individuals
Purpose/Goal: The outcome of this course is for the learner to discuss healthy aging as it relates to cultural similarities and differences, complementary and alternative medicine, nutritional concerns, physical activity, fall prevention, sleep issues, sexuality concerns, social activities, and spirituality.
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As the number of people age 65 and older increases in the United States and the world, we are faced with challenges and opportunities in every aspect of our society. Policymakers, businesses, healthcare providers, and families must make new decisions that will meet the needs of our aging population. Aging individuals have the opportunity to live a longer and healthier life than ever before, bringing adventure and optimism to the later years. A diverse aging population, alternative methods of health care, nutrition, physical activity, spiritual growth, social activity, lifelong learning, leisure pursuits, second and third careers, and volunteerism are important factors in healthy aging.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the demographics of the diverse, aging population.
  • Compare the differences and similarities of health profiles of four groups of ethnic elderly populations.
  • Describe examples of complementary and alternative therapies used by the older adult.
  • Discuss nutritional concerns for the elderly.
  • Examine the benefits of physical activity and healthy aging.
  • List risk factors and prevention strategies for falls by the elderly.
  • Identify sleep concerns of the older adult.
  • Discuss the effects of aging on sexuality.
  • Describe the positive effects of social activity on aging.
  • Examine the influence of religion and spirituality on the lives of older adults.

As the number of people in the United States age 65 and older increases, we are faced with challenges and opportunities in every aspect of our society. Policymakers, businesses, healthcare providers, and families must make new decisions that will meet the needs of our aging population. The aging individual has the opportunity to live a longer and healthier life than ever before. This opportunity can bring adventure and optimism to the later years.

A diverse aging population, alternative methods of health care, nutrition, physical activity, spiritual growth, social activity, lifelong learning, leisure pursuits, second and third careers, and volunteerism are important factors in healthy aging. These factors impact aging Americans and those individuals with whom they interact. Consider the following facts (Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2016):

  • There are an estimated 40 million people age 65 and older, accounting for 15% of the total U.S. population.
  • The number of older Americans has increased more than tenfold since 1900.
  • In 2011, the "baby boom" generation began to turn 65, and by the year 2030, it is projected that one in five people will be age 65 or older.
  • The population age 85 and older is currently the fastest-growing segment of the older population. In 2000, an estimated 2% (4 million people) of the population was age 85 or older. The size of this age group is projected to increase to almost 5% (19 million people) of the population by the year 2050.
  • There were about 65,000 people age 100 or older in 2000, and the number of centenarians is projected to grow quickly so that there may be as many as 381,000 by 2030.

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course evaluation form. Certificate of Completion is provided once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

  • American Board of Managed Care Nursing
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • ASWB - Association of Social Work Boards
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery
  • NAADAC - The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
AOTA CEUs:

0.21

Practice Level:

Intermediate

Content Focus:

Domain of OT

Course Expires:

March 18, 2021

Instructor(s):
  • Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
  • Caroline Young, MPH
Jurisdictional Requirements:

Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation Information.

Accommodations for Disabilities:

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us.

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships:

The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Non-endorsement of products:

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Off-label Use of Products:

None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

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