HCM 198 - Long-Term Care
Long-term care will be studied in its current and dynamic environment. Students will learn how longterm care has evolved in the United States. Specific emphasis will be placed on levels of care, payment systems, social and economic concerns, current legislative initiatives, and the future needs of our expanding long-term care population.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Develop a deeper awareness of the demographic and economic changes influencing public policy for the elderly.
2. Discuss socio-cultural and socio-economic factors influencing long-term care in the U.S.
3. Discern the political and economic controversies associated with high rates of public spending for the elderly.
4. Understand the role of family and community social support structures for the elderly.
5. Recognize the power of financial incentives for altering provider behavior.
6. Identify the challenges and opportunities for evolving health and human services delivery systems.
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