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Office hours: Before class or by appointment
Course will introduce administration and management techniques, standard practices, and provide real-life experience from a seasoned Long Term Care Administrator. Course will prepare students for a career in Long Term Care Administration. Emphasis is placed on Skilled Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Home Health Care, Hospice, and Senior Retirement Communities.
This three credit course will introduce students to a variety of management techniques and practices required for a career in long-term care administration. Upon completion of this course, students will expand their knowledge of different long-term care services and settings; understand professional standards and performance requirements; identify standards of care and services; describe the long-term care organization structure; understand the basics of LTC financial management; track current/future long-term care trends; and develop the core skills necessary to effectively manage staff and finances in the LTC industry as an administrator.
Douglas A. Singh, Effective Management of Long-Term Care Facilities, Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Students will be responsible for weekly reading assignments. Additionally, handouts will periodically be provided in class and/or on-line. Students are expected to complete all reading assignments before the lecture date shown on the course schedule. Students should be prepared to discuss all reading assignments in class.
Over the course of the semester, each student will be required to bring in and present current event articles. Topics should focus on issues currently effecting long-term care, leadership, culture change in LTC, future trends, ethical issues, the aging process, and/or older adult health. Article sources may include but are not limited to: newspapers, peer-reviewed journals, and/or professional organizations. Students should be prepared to provide a 5-10 minute oral presentation of their current event in class. Presentations should summarize the article, identify the underline issues of the case, identify the most effective strategies for resolving the issue, support or not support the issues, provide alternative plan, etc. Case studies will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the skills and techniques they have learned in class to a real-life scenario.
All students are expected to attend class as scheduled and actively participate in class discussions.
The midterm exam will cover material from assigned readings, lectures, and class discussions. Exam format will include true/false and multiple choice. Unless the absence is authenticated by the University, no make-up exams will be provided.
Last Day of Class, no make-up exams will be provided.
This course follows the Rutgers University Policy on Academic Integrity. Any involvement with cheating, the fabrication, or invention of information used in an academic exercise, plagiarism, facilitating academic dishonest, or denying others access to information or material may result in disciplinary action being taken. Breaches of academic integrity can result in serious consequences ranging from reprimand to expulsion. The University’s policy on academic integrity can be found at: http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/policy-on-academic-integrity
Any student who believes that she/he may need an accommodation in this class due to a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services, Kreeger Learning Center, 151 College Avenue; firstname.lastname@example.org; 732-932-2847. Students must have a letter of accommodation from the Office of Disability Services in order to receive accommodations