Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Contact Carol
23 January 2020

One of my passions is to promote the well-being of seniors. When I worked in the community setting, I loved learning more about senior health, wellness and engagement. As a registered nurse, I was required to attend continuing education classes. I soaked up knowledge and applied it to my work with residents.

Years later, that passion launched Brookdale’s Optimum Life Continuing Education series. As the nation’s largest senior living provider, we have a deep bench of subject matter experts with extensive training, experience and knowledge. My goal was to find a meaningful way to connect healthcare professionals to our expert’s wealth of knowledge. A continuing education series seemed like the perfect fit.

The Optimum Life Continuing Education series launched ten years ago, and it has evolved into a valuable resource for healthcare professionals. I host the free monthly webinar and invite guests on set to have in-depth discussions on topics affecting seniors. Nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers and case managers can attend the webinars for one hour of continuing education credit per session.

I see each episode as a conversation with caregivers. Each topic is audience requested and then vetted and reviewed by Brookdale experts. This year’s line-up is the most engaging and cutting edge to date. It includes timely topics like caring for LGBT seniors, the role of cannabis in pain management, and ethics at the end of life.

There are few things more rewarding than giving back to a community that has given you so much. I understand the value of quality, informative and educational programming. The Optimum Life Continuing Education is designed to empower those who work with seniors in many settings including hospitals, home health, physician offices and of course, senior living.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, checking out this year’s line-up or registering for a session, visit our Optimum Life Continuing Education page.

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