Dimensions Of Health And The Older Adult – hcs433 (3 credits)
This course examines the basic principles and concepts of the aging process; including the physical, social, emotional, and mental components of health. Benefits of health promotion and preventive action for the aging are also explored.
The Physical Aging Process
- Identify the functional changes that occur as you age
- Explain the impact of sensory changes
- Describe the physiological changes that occur in the aging process
- Identify the aspects of cognitive functioning and possible impairments in the older adult
- Describe the changing social roles of older adults
- Give examples of resources available to address the psychosocial aspects of aging
- Recognize the emotional aspects related to aging
Health Promotion and Preventative Action
- List the leading chronic diseases seen in the current older adult population
- Explore the prevalence of high-risk behaviors
- Describe the stages of care within the health care continuum
- Specify various wellness programs applicable to the older adult
Current Trends in Aging
- Identify the impact of current health care statistics
- Describe the demographics of our current aging population
- Examine the concept of Ageism
- Discuss the theories of aging
Planning for the Aging Population
- Identify changes needed to support a booming aging population
- Examine innovative technologies that can support and retain aging independence
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