Understanding the Psychosocial Needs for the Older Adult

Understanding the Psychosocial Needs for the Older Adult

Understanding the Psychosocial Needs for the Older Adult

Understanding the Psychosocial Needs for the Older Adult

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This course will help you understand the important caregiving skill of meeting the psychosocial needs of older adults. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the current growth rate of the U.S. population aged 65 and older is “unprecedented.” Key findings from a recent report show that the number of Americans in this age group is projected to “nearly double from 52 million in 2018, to 95 million by 2060.”

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-12-26Updated 2019-12-26

Course Objectives

  • Define psychosocial needs.
  • Explain why psychosocial care is important,especially in older adults.
  • Describe how psychosocial needs change as we age.
  • Understand how to meet older adults’ psychosocial needs.

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