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The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach

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Overview / Abstract:

The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that thoughtfully examines the many considerations in providing care for older adults.

As our population ages we need to create the appropriate environment in our long-term care facilities addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of each resident. Mental health professionals frequently provide treatment for nursing home residents and information for their families.

This course will increase awareness about the needs of this population and the continuum of services that are offered in long-term care facilities. Sections include discussions about normal aging, steps in finding a facility that best meets each individual’s needs, the place of grief and loss in the lives of older adults and their families, and dealing with death and dying. It will expand healthcare professionals’ knowledge about issues that are rarely addressed but that are essential if one expects to provide the best of care and quality of life to older adults.

Course #11-32 | 2019 | 24 pages | 10 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2033


Counselor CE, Dietetics / Dietitian CE, Occupational Therapy CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Ligia M. Houben, MA, CT, CG-C, has a background of counseling in areas such as grief, loss, healing, and addiction. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies and is certified in gerontology, as a grief, loss and healing counselor, and as an addiction specialist. She is a training provider for assisted living facilities, specializing in Alzheimer’s disease. She has affiliations with Barry University’s Older Adults Opportunity Center, the University of Miami’s Lifelong Learning Center, Florida International University’s Center on Aging, Vitas Hospice, and various other centers in South Florida where she has worked and presented.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Psychiatry / Mental Health, Palliative Care / Hospice, Occupational Medicine, Nutrition / Dietary, Nontraditional / Alternative Medicine, Geriatrics / LTC, Counseling

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The Nursing Home Resident: A Holistic Approach, Nursing Home Resident, elder care, continuing education, CE, CEU, online course

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