Geriatric Care Management Courses

Course Schedule


SEMESTER

COURSE

Fall GEY 6646: Issues & Concepts in Gerontology (Community Resources for Geriatric Care)
Summer GEY 6306: Communication in the Aging Network: Systems Dynamics in Geriatric Care Management
Summer GEY 5935: Ethical, Legal, and Business Aspects of Geriatric Care Management
Spring GEY 6220: Overview of Geriatric Management
GEY 6936: Professional Development in Geriatric Care Management

Course Descriptions


COURSE

DESCRIPTION

GEY 6220 The overview of this course presents the basic elements and procedures for evaluating and conducting a comprehensive geriatric assessment and care plan report. The content of the course covers a wide range of geriatric assessments, screens, scales, and tests that address the fundamentals of the psychosocial, financial, cognitive, home and environment and functional assessments widely used in care management services. In addition, current issues and topics in ethics, dementia care and mental health are discussed. Emphasis is placed on conducting the client interview and assessments, gathering all necessary information from various sources, and incorporating that information into a cohesive and comprehensive written care plan product for the older adult.

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GEY 6306 This course explores Geriatric Care Management from a systems perspective. Geriatric Care Managers interact with a panoply of systems, from the readily apparent family system of the client, to systems of service delivery in the community; from health care systems to the systems that may employ us directly–and everything in between. Within these systems reside dynamics of communication among all those involved in providing care or services to clients. For the Geriatric Care Manager, consistently effective and professional communication with and among clients, caregivers, and care team members is essential to the delivery of optimal client outcomes.

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GEY 5935 The approach to this course explores the ethical and legal issues, privacy rights, ageism, and discrimination encountered in the practice of geriatric care management. The first part also includes the right of informed consent, the determination of decision-making capacity, the administration and proper use of advanced directives, and end-of-life issues and concerns. The second part of the course addresses the fundamentals associated with starting a business in Geriatric Care Management including entrepreneurial risk, marketing, fee for service billing, strategic planning, branding, financial modeling, and a care management business overview within for-profit and nonprofit settings.

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GEY 6646 The community resources for older adults’ course provides an in-depth review and discussion of the Older Americans Act and the significant Titles associated with the Act. Further exploration takes us into federal, state, and local resources for elderly individuals including, access, availability, and the degrees of services and programs provided at various levels of the “aging in place” network. Fundamental issues relevant to care management are covered including older education, employment, income, nutrition, transportation, and housing among other topics that affect elderly health well-being. An analysis of the current status as well as future planning and the continuation of older American’s services and programs through Area Agencies on Aging for future generations are explored.

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GEY 6936 This one-credit experiential course provides the student with the opportunity to practice direct geriatric care management services in the field while under the supervision of an experienced preceptor.

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