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Case Management: Aging with SCI, Chronic Illness & Dementia

presented by Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

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Financial: Donna Williams receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 58 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Many people acquire multiple diagnoses as they age. Some complications may come from a chronic illness, but these illnesses or other medical/orthopedic/neurologic concerns may complicate the long-term health alterations, disability or dementia that may already exist. For this population, case management can assist in the reduction of complications, promoting successful aging and safety. This course will describe the assessment and coordination necessary to assist in reducing complications.

Meet Your Instructor

Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN, is a Case Manager at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA. She has more than 40 years of experience and is certified as a rehabilitation registered nurse. She has worked for over 25 years in case management in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and as an external case manager, working with…

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1. Aging with Spinal Cord Injury

This chapter will review the medical and orthopedic concerns in the patient aging with a spinal cord injury. Monitoring and management of potential complications in order to reduce risk will be discussed.

2. Aging with Chronic Illness and Disability

This chapter will present general goals of case management for the patient with chronic illness such as diabetes, orthopedic, and neurological disorders. It will also address management of risk factors to prevent further disability.

3. Aging and Dementia

This chapter will briefly discuss dementia and concerns as people with dementia age. Five to eight percent of people over the age of 65 have some form of dementia, and the number doubles every 5 years over age 65. Dementia can reduce the ability of individuals to monitor their own health care. Safety and prevention of complications will be addressed.

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