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ASM 282 - Aging Services

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Aging Services relates the physical, psychological and sociological needs of seniors to services provided in the continuum of care setting. Includes the services in a therapeutic milieu creating a home environment that includes nursing, dietary, environmental concerns, activities and social services.
Competencies
  1. Evaluate and assess the resident in the continuum of care setting.
    1. List the types of physical impairments of senior clients
    2. Recognize the types of mental impairments
    3. Identify specific disabilities and assess needs of seniors in the continuum care setting
  2. Identify programs and services necessary to meet client needs person-directed care
    1. Recognize medical services to meet client needs
    2. Specify the different nursing services needed to meet client needs and the implementation of consistent staffing
    3. Identify ways to implement dietary services that provide client choices
    4. Define environmental factors impacting the client’s quality of life
    5. Identify social service, activities, and volunteer programs in a variety of client settings
    6. Review how pharmaceutical services are administered
  3. Describe restorative services and there impact on the quality of life for the client
    1. Identify the educational requirements for each of the therapy services
    2. Discuss the benefits of therapy and restorative services for senior clients
  4. Demonstrate methods of program adaptation for special populations
    1. Outline potential programs for special populations
    2. Identify method to implement programs for special populations
  5. Identify and assess outside resources and/or services and there impact on quality of life for the client
    1. List the external resources that are available
    2. Describe the services that each resource provides
  6. Define technical terms commonly used by the paraprofessional (direct care staff) and professionals providing health services
    1. Review the medical terminology specific to the senior population
    2. Identify the various health professionals providing services for senior clients
  7. Appraise quality of health care and quality of life care for seniors in the continuum of care
    1. Review quality assurance methods
    2. Explain the utilization review process
    3. Evaluate the environmental factors contributing to quality of life and quality of health for clients, residents and tenants



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