YFM6250 Long-Term Care Administration

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

This course is an overview of the long-term care industry including administration and management techniques, and standards practices. Emphasis will be placed on Skilled Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Home Health Care, Hospice, and Senior Retirement Communities. It will prepare students for a careers in Long Term Care Administration.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Student seeking a career in the health care industry with the intention of working with the adult and aging population. This course will prepare students for the role in administering or managing long-term care facilities. The course is targeted specifically to newly-appointed facility-based long-term care administrators and those aspiring to become an administrator

Why This Course Is Important:

Current trends in the healthcare industry are placing increasing reliance on long term care. This course is intended to prepare students for a career in management across the long term care continuum. The market demand for LTC, involving the elderly, is growing at a rapid rate. The elderly population currently seeking care is relatively knowledgeable of its health care, social, and psychological needs. A course in LTC is one way of spearheading efforts to engage in program restructuring to accommodate the projected administration of long-term care facilities. This is a direct response to the growing challenge of aging population in America.