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Here is the Older Adult Competency that you will demonstrate:

Increase own and others' awareness of attitudes, values, and expectations about aging and their impact on care of older adults and their families.

 

Here are components that help build this Awareness competency:

  • Engage in activities that increase awareness of own attitudes, values, and expectations about aging and their impact on care of older adults and their families.

 

  • Implement activities that increase others' awareness of their attitudes, values, and expectations about aging and their impact on care of older adults and their families.

 

  • Plan strategies that reduce ageism in specific settings.
Go to the Awareness Competency Learning Activities.
Go to the Awareness Competency Demonstration.

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