Full course description
Social isolation can affect anyone of any age. In this course, Dr. Sheffield discusses factors like age, vision impairment, and overall health status and how they contribute to placing individuals at higher risk for social isolation. Evidenced-based strategies to combat social isolation are provided. Additionally, the course looks at vision rehabilitation and its role in reducing social isolation.
This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.
- Explain at least three of the demographic risk factors for social isolation and loneliness in older adults, which are supported by current research,
- Discuss the connections between isolation, loneliness, and blindness or visual impairment and explain why older adults with vision loss are at particularly high risk,
- Name at least three negative consequences of social isolation and loneliness that have been identified by current research,
- Describe and locate at least one screening tool that can be used to identify lonely or socially isolated or adults, and
- Identify at least three evidence-based programs that might be used to help older adults who are blind or visually impaired strengthen the meaningful social connection.
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