# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 1567823230

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify common characteristics of older adults.


Identification should include
  • changing physical abilities (e.g., strength and mobility)
  • changing activities of daily living (ADL)
  • changing support needs
  • physical and mental health needs
  • transfer trauma
  • social issues (e.g., digital divide, isolation, hunger, transportation)
  • financial concerns.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the benefits of being knowledgeable about characteristics of older adults?
  • How could one evaluate the social concerns of older adults?
  • What are the resources available to research the needs of older adults?
  • How could one address the client needs for care based on characteristics?
  • What resources are available to learn about older adults?
  • Why is it important to understand care requirements for older adults?
  • Why is it important to have a general knowledge of characteristics of older adults?
  • Why is it helpful to know the difference between clients of specific ages?
  • How would a professional use information to provide care?
  • What are some repercussions of over-generalizing a client’s characteristics?
  • When could a client’s skills assist with staff training?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Families First: You-Me-Us


Financial Fitness: Earning


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Financial Fitness: Saving


Financial Fitness: Spending


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


Power of One: Working on Working


Student Body: The Fit You


Student Body: The Healthy You


Student Body: The Real You


Student Body: The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management


Interpersonal Communications


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


Public Policy Advocate


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze the impact of conditions that could influence the well-being of individuals and families.


Evaluate services for individuals and families with a variety of conditions that could impact their well-being.