Long-term Care Administration – hcs437 (3 credits)

This course examines the organization and management of long-term care and assisted living facilities. The impact of state and federal regulations are analyzed, as well as issues surrounding funding services are discussed. Students will examine the health services needed for current and future populations needing long-term care.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Administrative Roles and Functions

  • Describe the role of the case manager in long-term care environments.
  • Identify the staffing requirements for long-term care environments.
  • Explain the role of the administrator in long-term care environments.

The Future of Long-term Care

  • Explain how current health care trends impact long-term care needs.
  • Discuss client related ethical issues.

Long-Term Care Populations

  • Identify populations needing long-term care services.
  • Describe the continuum of care options for long-term care populations.
  • Differentiate levels of long-term care services.

The Regulatory Environment

  • Explain the functions of regulatory agencies.
  • Identify federal and state regulations governing long-term care.
  • Identify requirements for licensure and accreditation.

Financial Management

  • Identify types of reimbursement within long-term care.
  • Describe the impact of public policy on financing the delivery of services.

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