Need Help?
Call Us Toll Free!
1-800-321-1727

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Subtotal: $0.00

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

More Views

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

Availability: Always
Instant Access Product Quality Check
Self-Paced Product Quality Check
2017 Compliant Product Quality Check

Course Number:
MENT201

This course will teach you how to spot the warning signs, what to expect, and ways you can help prevent suicide in elders.


Save 10%
Use
Code
"ONL10"
*Limited Time Offer
Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • How to Spot the Warning Signs
  • Steps to Intervene and Prevent Suicide
Helpful Instructions?
 Purchasing Courses for Yourself Purchasing Courses for Yourself:

This Training course is delivered 100% online through our Online Campus. In order to enroll you in a course we will need to collect your First Name, Last Name and Email Address.

When you place your order we will create an account for you, or add the courses to your existing account if you are a return customer. Access to the Online Campus is based on your email address. If you are a return customer, please purchase using the same email address used previously to avoid creating a duplicate account.

The course(s) you purchase will be available within 10 minutes of purchase and your login information will be sent to the email address you provide.
 Purchasing Courses for Others Purchasing Courses for Others:

This Training course is delivered 100% online through our Online Campus. If you are purchasing for others or your employees, please make sure to provide the First Name, Last Name, and Email Address of the person who you are purchasing for.

IMPORTANT: Access to the Online Campus is based on email addresses. If you are purchasing for multiple people, each person must have a unique email address to access the Online Campus. DO NOT USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS FOR DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS!

When you place your order we will create accounts for each individual you are purchasing for. If you are a return customer, please purchase using the same email address used previously to avoid creating duplicate accounts.

Example: Jim is buying a course for Bob. Jim will provide Bob’s First, Last and Email before the course is added to cart. Jim then uses his personal information for the checkout process.

We understand no one likes to give out their information and that’s why we only require the course attendee’s First Name, Last Name and Email to add the course to your shopping cart.

The course(s) you purchase will be available within 10 minutes of purchase and each person’s login information will be sent to the email address you provide.
$15.99

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly Info:

Course Description

In this 1 hour course you will learn about elder suicide which is an epidemic for which caregivers must be prepared. Suicide in the elderly is much more common than many of us think. Often, with early observation and intervention, challenges like depression and health complications can be overcome, allowing the senior to live out a full life.

Course Objectives

This course will teach you how to spot the warning signs, what to expect, and ways you can help prevent suicide in elders. Severe depression and health complications have made this a prevalent problem, and this course will teach you how to spot the warning signs, what to expect, and even ways you can help. After completing this course the learner will understand the frequency of this program, warning signs, indications for action and steps to intervene and prevent suicide.

Course Outline

  • 1. Introduction
  • a. Some statistics about suicide and the elderly
  • b. Glossary terms
  • 2. Identify the cause
  • a. Untreated depression
  • b. Symptoms of depression in the elderly are difficult to identify
  • c. Different than in younger people
  • d. Confusion between depression and results of medication or illness
  • 3. How depression differs in the elderly
  • a. Causes
  • b. Longevity
  • c. Affects
  • 4. Preventing depression
  • a. What you can do something about
  • i. Lack of social support
  • ii. Stress
  • iii. Living alone/being isolated
  • iv. Inability to sleep
  • v. Irritability
  • vi. Substance abuse
  • b. What you cannot do something about
  • i. Being female
  • ii. Being single, unmarried, divorced or widowed
  • iii. Traumatic past life events
  • iv. Family history of depression
  • v. Other illnesses
  • vi. Chronic/severe pain
  • c. The sliding scale
  • 5. Causes of symptoms of depression in the elderly
  • a. Disease/physical problem
  • i. Thyroid disorders
  • ii. Diabetes
  • iii. Parkinson’s disease
  • iv. Multiple sclerosis
  • v. Stroke
  • vi. Tumors
  • vii. Viral infection
  • b. Medication
  • i. Blood pressure
  • ii. Arthritis medication
  • iii. Hormones
  • iv. Steroids
  • 6. How to respond
  • a. Don’t “wait and see”
  • b. Meet Shannon: depression reactions
  • i. Under reacting
  • ii. Overreacting
  • iii. The right way
  • 7. Helping seniors with insomnia
  • 8. Depression and suicide in elderly men
  • 9. Treatment of depression
  • a. Doctor and patient relationship
  • b. Exercises affect on depression
  • 10. Warning Signs
  • a. Breaking news
  • b. Be aware even if a person is getting treatment
  • c. Warning signs of suicide
  • d. Warning signs beforehand
  • 11. Suicide vs. death with dignity
  • a. Preserve and improve the lives of people in your care
  • 12. How you can help prevent elder suicide
  • a. Access to firearms
  • b. Specialty referral
  • c. Restrict access and keep the home a safe place
  • d. Keep the person engaged
  • e. Increased social support – Keep it up!
  • 13. Video: What does depression mean


Instructor

Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

Sharon Brothers has been involved in education, writing, management and consulting for a wide range of care-related programs and services. She is currently CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) which encompasses the brands: aQuire Training Solutions, Medifecta, CarePro and EasyCEU. Sharon received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1980 and has since spent her professional career in the health care industry, developing and operating four assisted living communities for over 18 years. Sharon's leadership of the IPCed team is based on the concept of building a company that prepares the next generation to provide care to seniors, using the very best practices in e-learning and technology.

Additional Information

Canonical Link N/A
Course Type Online Course

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

USD

$15.99

0