Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
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LTC 448 - Issues in Long-Term Care Policy

Addresses issues in long-term care, particularly issues affecting how long-term care policy is developed and implemented. Those issues include how the long-term care system should be structured, who should control it, how to assure access to all who need long-term care, and the ever-present question of how it should be financed. It builds on earlier courses that examined the overall field of long-term care and the components of the system as it exists. Students in this course look beyond what is and question why it is as it is, and how it might be improved.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 205 or LTC 210

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will understand and will be able to discuss the following:

  • The forces causing change in the long-term care system. 
  • The continuum of care as a basis for formulating policy. 
  • Policy, regulation, and quality considerations and their effects on long-term care. 
  • Long-term care financing problems and options for solving those problems. 
  • Ethical issues affecting how long-term care is delivered. 
  • Likely future trends and issues in long-term care.

Credits: 3

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