This course examines a variety of services currently available for aging adults and their families. Students will learn the basic principles for planning, organizing, implementing, and coordinating programs and services intended for maturing adults. Topics include community programs, policy, institutional services, religious-based and other nonprofit resources, contracted service providers, and residential facilities.
Compare potential careers and opportunities in gerontology.
Discuss the implications of political policies on the future of the gerontology field.
Discuss strategies for continuous improvement of a service, product, or program.
Devise a plan for evaluating a service, product, or program.
Explain how to measure the effectiveness of a service, product, or program.
Recommend funding sources for a service, product, or program associated with aging adults.
Develop operation strategies for a service, product, or program for aging adults.
Determine strategies used to market a service, product, or program for aging adults.
Create the vision of a service, product, or program that will enhance the life of aging adults.
Summarize the organizational structure and stakeholders that are involved in a proposed service, product, or program for aging adults.
Planning for Opportunities
Determine the potential demand for a service, product, or program through a needs assessment.
Analyze current aging services, products, or programs.
Conduct a demographic review of the population, location, and ethnicity for a needs assessment.
Scope of Services
Identify the components and value of a needs assessment.
Summarize services and programs available for aging adults and their families.
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