Geriatric Foundations e-Learning

$125 CAD

Unlocking Excellence in Geriatric Care

Geriatric Foundations is an e-learning program that equips healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality care to older adults. Learn at your own speed with modules made by experts from McMaster University. Enhance your skills in helping seniors today!

By the end of the program you will be able to...
  • Discuss the foundations of assessment and management of common geriatric syndromes.
  • Describe the unique needs of older adults, including those with complex health problems.
  • Apply the principles of geriatric care to your work with older adults.
What is included?

The 6-hour self-paced program is made up of twelve online modules. To receive a certificate of completion, learners are required to complete 10 required modules and 2 elective modules. Learners have the option of viewing all available modules if they wish.

Who is it for?

This e-learning course is intended for healthcare workers who are either new to geriatrics or seeking a comprehensive review of geriatric principles. It is ideal for those involved with or interested in the care of older adults in various settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and community environments.


The standard cost for individual learners is $125 CAD. A discounted rate of $75 CAD is available for groups of 10 or more learners. Please email for more information about group rates.

Program Modules

Pain Management

1 PT

In this module, you will master comprehensive pain management strategies for the geriatric population, including assessment techniques, non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments, and proper opioid use, all aimed at improving patient care in life-limiting conditions.

Nutrition and Frailty


In this module, participants will explore the connection between nutrition and frailty, learning to identify and address malnutrition and sarcopenia, and apply evidence-based nutritional interventions to prevent and manage frailty in their practice.

Mobility, Falls and Osteoporosis


This module will equip participants with knowledge of the factors that increase fall risks and their consequences in older adults, and enable them to develop interdisciplinary strategies to reduce falls and fractures.

Normal Aging


In this module, participants will learn to distinguish life expectancy from lifespan, understand factors influencing aging, and explore the effects of aging on body systems and the concept of homeostenosis to enhance person-centered care for older adults.

Managing Responsive Behaviours


This module will equip participants with the skills to identify, understand, and manage responsive behaviors in older adults, enabling them to develop effective strategies and provide compassionate, high-quality care.

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment


This module will provide a thorough understanding of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), detailing its unique benefits, components, and importance in caring for older adults.



This module will equip participants with the skills to recognize, prevent, and manage delirium in older adults through quick identification, non-medication prevention strategies, and a multicomponent management approach.

Caring for Black Seniors

1 PT

This module will enhance participants' understanding of cultural competence and humility in caring for older adults, emphasizing the unique needs of Black and Francophone populations.

Healthcare Burnout

1 PT

This module will explore the causes and consequences of burnout on healthcare professionals and systems, and introduce strategies for its prevention and management, including self-care, stress management, and organizational improvements.



This module will cover the impact of dementia on older adults, including risk factors, types, diagnostic assessments, and management strategies, with a focus on non-pharmacological approaches and caregiver engagement.

Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

1 PT

This module teaches participants to identify polypharmacy and its risks in older adults, apply systematic approaches to medication optimization—including history taking, reviews, and deprescribing recommendations—and utilize resources to enhance medication management in their practice.

Mood Disorders


This module provides an overview of risk factors, assessment tools, and interventions for mood disorders in older adults, focusing on their presentation, comorbidities, and unique challenges in screening, suicide risk assessment, and treatment selection.



This module trains participants to assess and manage frailty in older adults, using the latest technologies for point-of-care assessments, understanding the impact of social factors, and applying evidence-based interventions to mitigate frailty and functional decline.

Elder Abuse

1 PT

This module trains participants to identify risk factors and signs of elder abuse, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and utilize community resources to effectively prevent and respond to abuse in older adults.

Palliative Care

1 PT

This module provides a comprehensive overview of palliative care, covering goal setting, myth dispelling, tool application, and adherence to provincial standards to enhance participants' practical application in their work.

Urinary Incontinence


This module equips participants with the skills to assess and manage urinary incontinence in older adults, including understanding its causes and describing conservative treatment strategies.