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ASM 283 - Aging Policies & Gov Programs

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Class examines aging policies and government programs at the federal and state levels. Various agencies, advocacy groups and funding sources are investigated.
Competencies
  1. Discuss the impact of politics on aging services and government programs
    1. Review federal aging policies and the allotted funding for federal programs
    2. Review state aging policies and the allotted funding for state programs
    3. Assess the impact on policies and funding due to changes in public perception and elected officials
  2. Recognize the various agencies responsible for administration, funding and advocacy of elders and elderly issues at the federal and state levels
    1. Research agencies at the state and federal levels that are responsible for funding for elders and elderly issues
    2. Review the regulatory responsibility of each of the state and federal agencies
  3. Discuss level of care and reimbursement programs for independent housing, adult day care, assisted living, residential care facility, nursing facility, and skilled nursing facility care
    1. Identify reimbursement programs as they relate to levels of care
    2. Discuss the criteria to meet reimbursement requirements
  4. List the major acts and their impact on care delivery in senior care services
    1. Review various senior care services and the delivery of care
    2. Research other options for senior care services
  5. Determine the unique characteristics of various senior care services
    1. Identify the similarities, differences, and overlap of the continuum of care and available senior services
    2. Understand how clients access each of the services
    3. Recognize the various public and private funding sources for aging services
  6. Assess outcome in various care settings
    1. Examine the criteria for measuring success from policy, provider, and advocate viewpoints
    2. Analyze link between public perception, actual delivered care, customer satisfaction, and regulator reports
    3. Identify methods for continuous quality improvement in all settings



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