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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
(4.4 / 1459 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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 NY 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 PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX 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 CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/18.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the OH 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 FL 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; CE18-518127 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); TN 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; 2017-413 for 8/16/17 to 8/15/18; 2018-263 for 8/16/18 to 8/15/19) for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement; the PA 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 NJ 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; 1801-198 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the NV 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; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The IL Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The IL 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 IL 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 IL can earn a maximum of 50% 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: 11/24/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/6/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018


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Elisabeth T - Schwenksville, PA  ·  Oct 23, 2018
nice review for working with the elderly
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Melissa M - Glenolden , PA  ·  Oct 22, 2018
Was a good course. No complaints
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Joseph P - elgin, TX  ·  Oct 21, 2018
I would say this is a course on old people getting older and older and older
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Jane P - Pen Argyl, PA  ·  Oct 18, 2018
this course has added to my treatment skills
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Kelly D - Avella, PA  ·  Oct 11, 2018
Good refresher of information
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Price: $19.00
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