1 Continuing Education Credit
Program Description: Seniors suffering from cognitive deficits are at increased risk for abuse .When an opinion must be rendered as to the decision making capacity of an elderly adult, interdisciplinary collaboration is critical. Through case vignettes, the assessment of capacity, cultural factors and role delineation impacting assessment will be illustrated. In addition, cognitive screening instruments will be reviewed.
Program Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1.) Explain the rationale for interdisciplinary collaboration when assessing for diminished capacity in elderly individuals.
2.) Describe the investigative role of the office of adult protective services in assessing for abuse and neglect.
3.) Identify at least 2 cultural variables potentially impacting capacity assessment.
4.) Describe methods for attaining 3 critical components of capacity assessment, including ruling out reversible causes of cognitive deficits.
5.) Define at least 2 different kinds of capacity to be assessed.
6.) Identify Cognitive Screening Instruments to consider