Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 8:30-5:00
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Location

LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center
777 North Crusey Street, #101
Wasilla
AK
99654
United States

Cost Range

$50.00

Host and Instructor

Host: Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor:

Credits

C.E. Credit for Nursing - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00
Nursing CEs are being jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and the Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CEs will be available for full participation.
Contact Hours: 8.00

Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Older Adults is designed to address the specific mental health and substance disorders common in the aging population. By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In older adults, symptoms such as apathy, sleep disturbances and appetite changes can be attributed to physical health conditions, dementias or even as a normal part of the aging process.



This is an 8-hour certification course.Often a spouse, partner or family member does the majority of caregiving of older adults. As a direct service provider or caregiver, the training can help in the recognition of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or gestures, as well as the role that substance abuse plays in the mental health of a loved one over 65.