ltc315 | undergraduate

Alternative Living Environments

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This course focuses on the various formats of care and living environments for the older adult. The cultural and socioeconomic demographics of our current aging population provide different expectations and needs from previous generations. With the changing needs of this population and their families, students will focus on understanding the multidisciplinary continuum of factors to be considered when determining the living and care options available.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Skilled Nursing Facilities

    • Identify resources to select an appropriate facility.
    • Identify governing bodies for skilled nursing facilities.
    • Compare sources of reimbursement in a skilled nursing facility.

    Technology Based Living

    • Discuss the affects of technology based living environments on the future of long-term care.
    • Identify the effects of culture change in the continuum of care.
    • Explain how philosophies of technology based living environments have progressed.

    Living Environment Options

    • Identify various living environments for the aging population.
    • Explain how insurance and financial resources affect options for various living environments.
    • Analyze how cultural beliefs, traditions, and religion affect options for various living environments.

    Senior Housing Options

    • Explain how social support systems affect the options and quality of care.
    • Explain how community based programs and services affect independence for the aging population.
    • Compare active adult and senior communities.

    Assisted Living Services

    • Identify regulations governing assisted living facilities.
    • Identify appropriate services for assisted living residents.
    • Compare sources of reimbursement for assisted living.
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