YFM5230 Program Management of Geriatric Services

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Owusu-Boakyewaah

Course Description:

This course emphasizes long-term service delivery programs designed to meet the needs of the geriatric population. The course reviews care and service systems, and the physiological and psychological changes associated with aging. Students will become familiar with the conceptual framework for planning, organizing, and delivering services to the elderly.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course is for students interested in specializing in working with adult and the aging population. It can also serves as a good choice course for student who are interested in certificates in aging or other aging topics.

Why This Course Is Important:

According to Administration on Aging, the older population or persons 65 years or older numbered 46.2 million in 2014 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 14.5% of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans. By 2060, there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2014. People 65+ represented 14.5% of the population in the year 2014 but are expected to grow to be 21.7% of the population by 2040. Based on this data, a course in program management of geriatric services is essential to handle the growing aging population.