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Mental Health & Older Adults‚ Part 1 - PT518

Mental Health & Older Adults‚ Part 1

What to Expect with Aging

by Joan Calandra, PhD, RN and James F. Ross, PT, DPT, CSCS
(4.3 / 1065 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
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Many older adults live active lives and are not necessarily sick old people. For healthcare clinicians, contact with the elderly is expanding such that a fundamental knowledge of healthy aging is essential to providing comprehensive, quality healthcare. Part 1 of this two-part series focuses on the expected challenges of growing old. It includes a discussion of successful aging, and the adaptation to physical and cognitive changes that come with age. Because nurses and other healthcare professionals will interact with older adults in their practices, it is essential that they be well informed.


The goal of this module is to help nurses, physical therapists and social workers understand the interaction of psychological and physical aspects of aging in the absence of disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the psychological and physical benefits that relationships provide in later life
  • Discuss the disease-related and age-related sexual changes for men and women
  • Identify at least three behavior choices that promote healthy aging

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 10S1179 for 8/16/10 to 8/16/11, 11S1265 for 08/17/11 to 08/17/12, 12S1460 for 08/18/12 to 08/18/13; 13S1591 for 08/19/13 to 08/19/14; 14S1220 for 08/20/14 to 08/20/15; 15S1525 for 06/08/15 to 06/08/16; 16S1799 for 06/09/16 to 06/09/17; 17S5442 for 06/10/17 to 06/10/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP100015744 for 01/01/10 to 12/31/10, CP110015745 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, CE120017462 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019695 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021435 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024032 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27092 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518127 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17); Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 3317 for 8/16/10 to 8/15/11, 3923 for 08/16/11 to 08/15/12, 4438 for 08/16/12 to 08/15/13; 5131 for 08/16/13 to 08/15/14; 5679 for 08/16/14 to 08/15/15; 6220 for 08/16/15 to 08/15/16; 2016-400 for 08/16/16 to 08/14/17) for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement; the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002486 for 09/27/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003872 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007088 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010222 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 599-2010, expiration date 1/31/12; 98-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 727-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-265 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 09/13/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3460 for 08/01/10 to 08/01/11, 437-3936 for 08/01/11 to 08/01/12, 437-4420 for 08/01/12 to 08/01/13; 437-4956 for 08/01/13 to 08/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 8/6/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/6/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/6/2018


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CARYN E - Wyomissing, PA  ·  Feb 20, 2018
Important review of mental health in older adults.
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Jeanette G - Massillon, OH  ·  Jan 30, 2018
Good information that I can use to educate my older clients on activities they can do at home and what to expect from them.
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susan k - Chinquapin, NC  ·  Jan 28, 2018
good information on memory and the aging process
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Susan M - Mullica Hill, NJ  ·  Jan 23, 2018
good article. easy to understand, practica for daily practice,
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Ross P - Akron, OH  ·  Jan 21, 2018
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