Certificate of Study in Needs of the Aging Client

Certificate Description

The Certificate covers the specialized needs and issues of working with the Aging Client affected by Chronic Disorganization.
ICD Subscribers who hold this certificate are familiar with navigating the downsizing process, the general decline in abilities, and “senior moments”. They are aware of resources available to seniors, recognizing when help is needed, and locating available community support. 
They understand the cognitive decline that is often associated with aging,  the grieving process and other life transitions of aging, along with communication style differences needed to have a sensitive, compassionate client relationship.

An ICD subscriber who has earned the Level I Certificate of Study in the Needs of the Aging Client has completed 6 hours of education in this area in addition to 6 hours of general education in Chronic Disorganization.

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The requirements of this certificate are

  • Be a current ICD subscriber
  • Have earned and submitted the Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization
  • Attend six specialized classes that earn AGE credit found in the Certificate of Study in the Needs of the Aging Client folder in the ICD Vault,
    such as the examples below:
    • AGE-100 Understanding Health Issues and Conditions Affecting the Aging Client Affected by CD* required
    • Downsizing the Homes of Seniors with Too Much Stuff
    • Walk in THEIR Shoes! An Age Sensitivity Experience
    • The Brain, Cognition, and Behavior
    • Tales from the Trenches - When Deteriorating Health Meets Chronic Disorganization
    • Depression in the Elderly

Please note

  • Class credits are good for three (3) years.
  • Classes can be applied to a maximum of two (2) different certificates. However, the same class cannot be applied to both the Level I Certificate of Study, and the Level II Specialist Certificate within the same subject area.
  • For any questions regarding applications, please contact [email protected].