COA-HC-RN: Persistent Pain Among 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 the types of persistent pain and how it may present itself in the older adult. The course teaches home care clinicians and care managers to assess and manage pain in older adults as part of an interprofessional team, and to understand pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies to improve pain relief.


Practitioners will be able to identify validated websites for clients, families, caregivers to increase their knowledge and understanding of pain etiology, treatment and management. 

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.