Preventing SuicideSuicide and Depression
Injury Prevention for Older Adults
(1 hour) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL); MD OHCQ 20 Hour;      MI AFC; PA DPW

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #2862013-1.05-3581-DL for 1 clock hour for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for 20 hour Assisted Living Manager Continuing Education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Michigan– Approved by the Division of Adult Foster Care Licensing, DHS, for licensee/administrator yearly continuing education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators. Also approved for NHAs.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: People of all ages experience adverse life events, changes, and losses. In each situation, they respond in ways unique to their own personalities and coping styles. Among older adults, there is an increased risk of developing depression. When people become depressed, their risk of suicide increases. This program will help you recognize depression and prevent suicide in older people.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize warning signs of suicide and depression;
  • Remove suicide hazards from the environment;
  • Prevent suicide by increasing the level of supervision when needed; and
  • Teach caregivers how to recognize depression and prevent suicide in older people.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • The Risk of Suicide
  • Suicide Methods
  • Aging and Suicide
  • Depression and Hopelessness
  • Hazards and Prevention Ideas
  • Resident Rights

Course Authors: This course was adapted from Injury Prevention for the Elderly, a video/print training program consisting of ten modules written by Bonnie L. Walker, PhD. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: Edward F. Ansello, PhD; Kenneth H. Beck, PhD; Norman K. Bohrer, MD; Claire S. Cole, MA, RN; Peter P. Lamy, ScD, PhD; Ruth K. Miller, MS; Nancy J. Osgood, PhD; James P. Richardson, MD, MPH; Margaret V. Rowe, RPH, PharmD; April L. Walker, BS; Jean F. Wyman, RN, PhD; and Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD. The CBT and Web versions of this program were developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, funded by a grant from NIA 2R44 AG18678, Using CBT and the Web to Train Board and Care Staff.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1 clock hour.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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