Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11/19/12

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. List the types of senior centers and common sources of sponsorship and funding.
  2. Describe the services assisted living residences typically provide.
  3. Identify the characteristics that make a person eligible for nursing home care.
  4. Compare the programming, funding and licensing for adult day care and adult day health care.
  5. Identify the requirements of Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) licensure.
  6. Explain the difference between skilled nursing and custodial care.
  7. Discuss the staffing requirements and challenges for administrators of senior centers, adult day care programs, assisted living and nursing homes.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Multimedia Equipment

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Senior centers for independent elders
    1. Types
    2. Sponsorship and supervision
    3. Funding
    4. Common programs in multi-purpose senior centers:
      1. congregate meals
      2. Recreation
      3. Education
      4. Health screenings and fitness programs
  2. Adult day care and adult day health care
    1. Licensing requirements
    2. Staffing
    3. Transportation
    4. Programming for persons with mild to moderate dementia including security issues
    5. Programming for persons with mobility limitations
  3. Assisted living
    1. Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) licenses
    2. Describe services that assisted living residences typically provide
    3. Differences between assisted living and board and care homes
    4. Staffing needs
    5. Medication management
    6. Dietary requirements
    7. Dementia care services
  4. Nursing homes
    1. Types of nursing homes in the U.S.
    2. Characteristics of nursing home residents:
      1. Types of disabilities
      2. Ethnic diversity
    3. Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
      1. Licensing requirements for Medicare and MediCal reimbursements
      2. Levels and types of services
      3. Role of nursing home ombudsmen
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Participation in class discussion
  2. Performance on tests and quizzes measuring achievement of course objectives
  3. Completion of individual project
7. Representative Text(s) -
John Pratt. Long-Term Care. Bartlett Learning, 2010.
Henry Cisneros et all. Independent for Life, University of Texas Press, 2012.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
Multi Media
Individual Projects
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Journal Articles

13. Need/Justification -
Continuum of Care is part of the required standards and guidelines of the Association for Gerontology and Higher Education (AGHE).

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-05-23 10:59:18

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines