COA-HC-RN: Chronic Health Conditions Among Older Adults in the Home Care



1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours

Target Audience

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Registered Nurses


This course describes the guiding principles for managing multiple chronic conditions in home care, identifies the risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in older adults, and explores how the pharmacologic management of CHD risk factors, namely DM, differs in older adults compared to younger adults.


After completion of the course, practitioners will understand how home care clinicians and care managers can assess and manage multiple chronic conditions in older adults as part of an interprofessional team.  

This series was developed to assure that interprofessional team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in the home. These modules promote team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based, quality home care for older adults.

This series was created by The Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.