Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | Selected Topics | Homelessness Among Older Adults

Homelessness among older adults is an increasing problem.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this lecture, you will be better able to:

  1. Identify rates of homelessness, hunger and poverty among vulnerable older adults.
  2. Describe the types of needs faced by homeless older adults.
  3. Suggest practice, programmatic and policy interventions for working effectively with homeless elders.     


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Nancy Hooyman, MSW, PhD
Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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Required Hardware/software

FlashPlayer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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