Geriatric care managers work with older adults and their families to develop a long-term care plan detailing services that will help people live safely and independently for as long as possible. Think of them as “professional relatives” who act in the best interest of families.
To develop short- and long-term plans, geriatric care managers must make home visits, ask difficult questions, address physical and emotional concerns and evaluate in-home care needs. They must suggest and coordinate needed services, including medical services, to older adults who are no longer able to perform everyday activities without assistance. Prioritizing the needs of older adults can be challenging, which is why our Geriatric Care Management track is ideal for professionals interested in this field of aging.
The Geriatric Care Management track will provide you with the knowledge needed to consider and coordinate the physical, social and psychological services older adults need. Under the tutelage of our expert faculty, you’ll learn to develop care plans and overcome challenges encountered in the field of aging. If you’re interested in helping older adults enjoy their lives to the fullest extent, this is the degree track for you.
Courses (select 9 credits from the list below)
|course number||course title||credits||spring||summer||fall|
|GEY 6646||Issues and Concepts in Gerontology||1||X|
|GEY 6220||Overview of Geriatric Care Management||3||X|
|GEY 6306||Interpersonal Communication in the Aging Network||3||X|
|GEY 5935||Topics in Gerontology||3||X||––|