|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Student demonstrates the elements of culture change in nursing homes to leaders of interfaith communities.
- Student delivers examples of the continuum of care from independent to skilled nursing.
- Student matches the services available in assisted living to a friend or family member suffering from caregiver stress.
|Description - |
|An overview of the types of care options available to serve independent and dependent elders; including senior centers, adult day care programs, assisted living and nursing homes. Regulations and management issues will be explored. Role of ombudsmen and advocacy organizations are discussed. A systematic exploration of the continuum of care.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- List the types of senior centers and common sources of sponsorship and funding.
- Describe the services assisted living residences typically provide.
- Identify the characteristics that make a person eligible for nursing home care.
- Compare the programming, funding and licensing for adult day care and adult day health care.
- Identify the requirements of Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) licensure.
- Explain the difference between skilled nursing and custodial care.
- Discuss the staffing requirements and challenges for administrators of senior centers, adult day care programs, assisted living and nursing homes.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Multimedia Equipment |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Senior centers for independent elders
- Sponsorship and supervision
- Common programs in multi-purpose senior centers:
- congregate meals
- Health screenings and fitness programs
- Adult day care and adult day health care
- Licensing requirements
- Programming for persons with mild to moderate dementia including security issues
- Programming for persons with mobility limitations
- Assisted living
- Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) licenses
- Describe services that assisted living residences typically provide
- Differences between assisted living and board and care homes
- Staffing needs
- Medication management
- Dietary requirements
- Dementia care services
- Nursing homes
- Types of nursing homes in the U.S.
- Characteristics of nursing home residents:
- Types of disabilities
- Ethnic diversity
- Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
- Licensing requirements for Medicare and MediCal reimbursements
- Levels and types of services
- Role of nursing home ombudsmen
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Participation in class discussion
- Performance on tests and quizzes measuring achievement of course objectives
- Completion of individual project
|Representative Text(s) - |
|John Pratt. Long-Term Care. Bartlett Learning, 2010. |
Henry Cisneros et all. Independent for Life, University of Texas Press, 2012.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |