Long-Term Care Management Specialization

Long-Term Care Management focuses on day to day operations, ensuring the quality of services, and the maintenance of facilities. Find out more about the Long-Term Care Management specialization. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.

Long-Term Care Management Specialization for Undergraduate Degrees

Gain new perspectives on long-term care when you add the four (4), three (3) credit courses for the Long-Term Care Management specialization to your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree program. Discover the factors that influence consumer choices in long-term care.

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Degrees Offering the Long-Term Care Management Specialization

Undergraduate Long-Term Care Management Specialization Courses

HCA 442 Contemporary Issues in Aging

3 Credits

This course presents significant major interdisciplinary aging issues and controversies drawn from biological sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology, gerontology, public policy, and social work. With an emphasis on critical thinking, divergent views and perspectives of aging phenomenology are explored through the reading and research of selected articles and reports covering current topical content.

HCA 444 Long-Term Care: The Consumer Perspective

3 Credits

This course examines the role and impact consumers have in long-term care decision making and provision of care. Factors and challenges influencing consumer choices are explored within the context of long-term care improvement in both institutional and community settings. Current topical issues such as customer/provider relationships and quality of care are overviewed in this course.

PSY 317 Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly

3 Credits

This course explores cognitive functioning in later life including biological, socioeconomic, environmental, cognitive adaptation, and life history factors influencing cognitive function as an individual progresses along a developmental continuum. The major psychological constructs of self concept, socialization, and thinking processes are presented. Etiology, interventions, education, and support systems are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or equivalent.

SOC 304 Social Gerontology

3 Credits

The course focuses on social stereotypes and prejudice against the aged, discrimination, friends and family, care giving, living environments, demography, senior political power, legislation, elder abuse, and death and dying.