COA-RA Chronic Disease Management of Rural Older Adults



1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours


Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses


The Chronic Disease Management of Rural Older Adults course covers the top ten chronic conditions commonly seen in older adults.


This course specifically focuses on how rural older adults are impacted by these chronic conditions. By completing this course, learners will be able to define acute vs chronic disease, discuss the phases of the chronic illness trajectory, discuss common chronic disorders of late life including screening, prevention, and interventions to promote stability of those chronic conditions, identify strategies such as assessment tools, continuity of care, and care coordination to enhance rural eldercare using appropriate clinical reasoning and judgment, and discuss the use of standardized tools for the assessment of gait, mobility, and fall risk in rural older adults.

About this Series:

The Care of Older Adults in Rural Areas (COA-RA) Series was created through a partnership between HIGN and the University of Memphis. The courses in this series were created through funding provided by the US Health Resources and Services Administration. These courses are designed to help the learner recognize factors that impact the well-being of older adults through the lens of rural life by examining poor health outcomes and providing strategies to improve their health.