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Assessment of Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

Online Courses


Assessment, as discussed in this course, is the process that unfolds as you and the consumer work together to find solutions to the consumer’s long-term services and support needs. For you, assessment means uncovering the physical, mental, emotional, familial, and social conditions that might be acting as barriers to full participation in the person’s life. For the consumer, it means placing trust in another person’s ability to help them find the resources they need to live full and productive lives.

*You can register for this course individually or as part of a certificate program.

Learner Feedback:

“I found the subject matter in this course quite interesting and relevant to assessment and care management, in general. Choice and self-determination are fundamental to the homecare program, and it was beneficial to read about the legal and ethical dynamics involved in different situations.”


  • Describe your role in the assessment process
  • Explain how the assessment process supports choice, self-determination, and participation.
  • Identify the legal and ethical considerations during assessment.
  • Explain the role of the consumer as partner in assessment.
  • Consider the diversity of consumers using cultural humility.

Course Outline

  • Pre-course Competency Assessment
  • Section I: Course Overview
  • Section II: Background and Scope
  • Section III: Domains of Assessment
  • Section IV: Your Role
  • Section V: Cultural Humility and Diversity in Assessment
  • Section VI: Ethics and the Law in Assessment
  • Section VII: Resources and references
  • Course Quiz
  • Post-course Competency Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Policies

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Accessibility Information

All online courses are self-paced and are designed as reading-based and include interactive multimedia components including simulations, video, audio, and discussion boards.

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