HIV/AIDS in the Elder Population

1.50 CEUs

This course is designed to illustrate the medical and mental side of caring for a person with HIV/AIDS. It takes the learner through a detailed explanation of the disease, including how it’s transmitted, symptoms, testing, diagnosis, and treatment while also identifying common misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. Additionally, it focuses on caring for elderly persons with HIV/AIDS and any special considerations for this age group. The course also outlines the importance of having an emotional response to HIV/AIDS with interactive segments dedicated to how individuals cope with the disease, and how caregivers can best help them.

 Course Objectives:

  • Identify causes, symptoms, and treatments of HIV/AIDS.
  • Develop awareness of stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • Learn specific techniques for caring for a person with HIV/AIDS.
  • Understand safety precautions to keep yourself as well as the person in your care safe.
  • Understand the diagnosis, testing, reporting, and treatment process.
  • Recognize the importance of preserving a person with HIV/AIDS individuality.

Course Approvals:

This course is offered by Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) and MALA is an approved Training Agency for the Missouri Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.

NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20180809-1.50-A35532-DL – expires 08/09/2018, NAB approval# 20190809-1.50-A45847-DL – expires 08/09/2019.

About the Instructor

sharon-brothersSharon K. Brothers, MSW brings over 30 years’ experience in senior care services to her passion as the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education. Sharon has an advanced degree in social work and leadership experience in multi-state Assisted Living corporations. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession.