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HH102 - Depression in the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The home health care worker will better understand depression and how it affects the elderly. Objectives: 1. Define depression; 2. List and discuss the different types of depression; 3. Identify risk factors and causes of depression in the elderly; 4. List symptoms of depression; 5. Discuss treatment modalities for depression in the elderly; 5. Explain caring for the client with depression;6. Explore current research into depression and the elderly. Continuing Education Credits:  0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.