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Aging Issues

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  • In-Service:

    In-Service Kit: "Understanding Aging"


    This ready-to-teach in-service package includes all the pieces needed to teach a 25-minute in-service.

    In-Service Topic "Understanding Aging" 
    People are living longer, and as our lifespans continue to expand, it will be important for caregivers to understand aging. Caregivers affect how fast and how well their residents age. In this in-service, caregivers will learn the following:

    • How to manage their own behaviors during the workday to support their residents in aging healthily
    • Scientific reasons for aging
    • Environmental factors that affect aging and how caregivers can control these factors for their residents’ benefit long-term
    • Best care practices to implement to support changes in an aging body and mind
    • How to provide structure while challenging residents in order to maintain optimal brain health

    This in-service is a downloadable zip file and includes:

    • Access to watch recorded video (internet access required)
    • Presentation slides and script (Microsoft PowerPoint File)
    • Presentation handout as slides and notes (PDF)
    • 4-page summary of presentation (PDF)
    • 4 tests with 5 questions each and answer key (PDF)
    • Follow-up (PDF)
    • Certificate Template (Fillable PDF)