COA-LTC (HHA-CNA): Care Coordination for Older Adults


Target Audience

  • Direct Caregivers


This module will guide HHAs, PCAs and CNAs on how to describe the importance of knowing and reporting a patient’s baseline condition, recognize the signs and symptoms including subtle changes that indicate a change in patient condition, demonstrate the application of the early warning tool “Stop and Watch” to identify patient status changes, describe when to report and when to ask for help when observing an acute change in condition, and define who should be notified when observing an acute change in condition.


Audience: HHA-CNA 

Care of Older Adults in the Long-Term Care Setting (COA-LTC) is a series created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. The program was created to assure that all healthcare team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in long-term care settings. The program promotes team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based care for older adults.