Organization And Management Of Aging Services –

hcs565

(3 credits)

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.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Scope of Services

  • Summarize services and programs available for aging adults and their families. 
  • Identify the components and value of a needs assessment.

Planning for Opportunities

  • Conduct a demographic review of the population, location, and ethnicity for a needs assessment.
  • Analyze current aging services, products, or programs. 
  • Determine the potential demand for a service, product, or program through a needs assessment. 

Organizing

  • Summarize the organizational structure and stakeholders that are involved in a proposed service, product, or program for aging adults.
  • Create the vision of a service, product, or program that will enhance the life of aging adults.

Implementing

  • Determine strategies used to market a service, product, or program for aging adults. 
  • Develop operation strategies for a service, product, or program for aging adults.

  • Recommend funding sources for a service, product, or program associated with aging adults.

Evaluating

  • Explain how to measure the effectiveness of a service, product, or program. 
  • Devise a plan for evaluating a service, product, or program.

  • Discuss strategies for continuous improvement of a service, product, or program.

Future of Gerontology

  • Discuss the implications of political policies on the future of the gerontology field. 
  • Compare potential careers and opportunities in gerontology. 

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