COA-HC-RN: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression in Older Adults in the Home Care Setting



1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours

Target Audience

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Registered Nurses


This course covers a wide range of information pertaining to dementia, delirium, and depression in older adults. This includes the etiology, risk factors, and signs and symptoms of depression, dementia, and delirium; common screening tools used to assess these three conditions, and non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments of the conditions in older adults.


The course will also discuss the roles of interprofessional team members in the assessment and managements of depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults. 

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.