In this interactive object, learners examine the characteristics of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. Students then describe the precautions to be aware of when working with clients who have arthritis and identify assistive devices that clients might use to prevent injuries at home.
Learners read definitions of terms related to legal, insurance, and advocacy issues regarding the elderly. At the end of the activity, learners test their knowledge in three matching exercises. Some of the programs and groups discussed are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, long-term care insurance, OBRA, SSI, and CWAG.
In this interactive learning activity, learners explore factors that contribute to the aging process. Learners calculate their age based on biological, psychological, and social experiences. Further reflection allows the learner to consider options and assess issues that impact the aging process.
In this learning activity, learners review the value of health and wellness as it relates to exercise, nutrition, intimacy, and spirituality. Examples of each are identified, and learners are given the opportunity to reflect on how these examples are associated with health concerns in older adults.