Apr 15, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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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
Term-based with 12 weekly lessons and a final

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

  • Understand the forces causing changes to the long-term care system
  • Discuss the continuum of care as a basis for developing policy.
  • Have knowledge of the policies, regulation, and quality concerns and their effects on long-term care operations and systems.
  • Identify the ethical issues impacting the elderly and how services are provided.
  • Recognize the potential future trends and changes in long-term care delivery, payment and access.

Credits: 3

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