HMS 147 - Eldercare Seminar and Internship
Exploration of the physical, psychological, social and recreational needs of older individuals and how well these needs are met in a variety of eldercare settings. Weekly class seminars coupled with experiential activity. Four hours per week of service in local eldercare facilites is required.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the process of aging from a variety of developmental perspectives.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychological, social and environmental needs of older individuals.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose(s) of the various services provided in eldercare settings.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which the provision of services in eldercare can conflict with the quality of life of older individuals.
5. Conceptualize methods for improving both practice and policy in eldercare.