presented by Donna Williams
Financial: Donna Williams receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Donna Williams Lederer has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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…Read full bio
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.