COA-HC-RN: Palliative and Hospice Care for 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 describes palliative care and serious illness symptom management, hospice care and how to discuss it with your clients.


The course differentiates among options for advance directives and after completion, practitioners will be able to identify how an interprofessional home care team can help clients with serious and life limiting conditions. 

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.