Overview of Geriatric Assessment


About the Course 
Overview of Geriatric Assessment is an amalgamation of pertinent information for healthcare professionals to consider when providing care to older adults. Specific assessment tools are covered, in addition to specific insights into perspectives on aging that are directly correlated to health and well-being. Views on aging and awareness of age-related changes are discussed to offer additional tools for providers who are seeking an understanding of the older adult demographic. Any professional providing physical and/or mental health support to an older adult will benefit from this course as they broaden their perspective, address implicit bias, and approach each older adult patient as the unique individual they are. 

Learning Outcomes 
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define cohorts within the older adult demographic.
  • Compare qualitative and quantitative aspects of wellbeing that impact age-related physical and occupational changes and disease development.
  • Analyze healthcare landscape relative to aging and service provision.
  • Identify ways of assessing needs of older adults relative to health span and aging.
  • Classify types of geriatric assessments, their focus, and application.
  • Relate the effects of Awareness of Age-Related Change (AARC) and Views on Aging (VoA) on physical and psychological health and wellbeing. 

About the Author/Presenter 
Dr. Joy Siegel, EdD, MBA, is a gerontologist who has worked with community-based organizations, universities, hospitals, and Medicare Advantage health plans, designing programs designed to engage and improve well-being. Programs she has designed include loneliness mitigation, improving functional skills, fall prevention, polypharmacy, and aspects of aging. Dr. Joy has developed hundreds of hours of CE content with topics such as patient satisfaction, delivering compassionate care, aging and resilience, and geriatric assessments. She is a faculty member at the Kiral C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM) at Nova Southeastern University. Currently, she is working with digital health innovators in partnership with the Area Administration on Aging in her community. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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