Insights into Aging and Senior Lifestyles, 6/13/2024

About the Course
Over the next decade, we will see an increase in the number of seniors, relative to other demographics.  In order to provide the greatest care, have pertinent perspective, and minimize any implicit bias, it’s important for healthcare professionals to understand this population.  This course will provide insight, current information, and suggestions to working, treating, and interacting with an aging population in an appropriate way. 

Learning Objectives 
  • Identify the senior U.S. attributes.
  • Identify major disease impact on aging.
  • Recognize diversity within aging population.
  • Identify activities of daily living (ADLs) and impact on aging.
  • Recognize successful aging components.
  • Identify specific choices for types of senior living options.
  • Recognize different housing choices based on ADLs and personal choice.
  • Identify different aspects of community living and levels of service.
  • Identify significant points of aging that can impact transitions.
  • Recognize capacity and successful aging.
  • Identify aspects of community that are aging-friendly.
  • Recognize impact of social connectedness on successful aging.
  • Recognize caregiver roles, impact, and potential outcomes.
About the Author
Joy Siegel, EdD, MBA is a Cultural Gerontologist and founder of Senior Solutions, Inc., providing research and investigative support to universities and national funders specializing in senior issues. Joy is also a partner in the Elder Resource Group, providing comprehensive life planning solutions and direct service support to seniors and their families. She holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and is a certified Gerontologist, as well as an MBA in Nonprofit Management. Joy has worked with numerous nonprofits serving the senior population, including dozens of senior centers and programs.

Dr. Siegel is the creator of the Dare to Share Loneliness minimization project, sponsored by the Batchelor, designed to encourage seniors experiencing loneliness to obtain support necessary to overcome this feeling and improve their quality of life.

Joy Siegel Senior Solutions, Inc, provides comprehensive services enabling clients and their families to achieve maximum quality of life. Services include assistance obtaining benefits and available social services, financial planning and asset protection, transitions with living accommodations, and enhanced communication skills for adult children and aging parents. On a personal note, Joy was a caregiver for her mother who battled Parkinson’s disease, an experience that motivated her to delve even further into the field of Geriatrics.

Dr. Siegel is passionate about working directly with seniors and their families, as well as collaborating with other service providers to ensure that comprehensive needs are met for each client and their support system.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or prov