Feb 05, 2023  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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LTC 210 - Introduction to Long-Term Care Administration

Introduces students to the field of long-term care administration. It covers the state of the field, those it serves, and the various organizations who serve them. It also examines issues affecting all long-term care providers, individually or collectively (e.g., financing, regulations, integration, ethical issues), discusses how the various segments of long-term care fit together to form an overall system, and looks at trends likely to shape the field in the future. There is a focus on administration within the long-term care system and the skills managers need to survive and prosper.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Describe the current long-term care system in the United States and how it came to be, as well as how it differs from the ideal system. 
  • Identify the characteristics of the ideal long-term care system, and compare and contrast it with the current system. 
  • Describe the ways in which the providers of long-term care services interact with each other and with other components of the long-term care system, that is, consumers, payers, and regulators. 
  • Identify and discuss the management/ leadership skills needed for success in long-term care administration. 
  • Discuss the trends affecting the long-term care system today, those likely to shape its future, and how managers will need to behave in order to improve the overall long-term care system.

Credits: 3

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