College of Allied Health Professions

Long-Term Care Management Certificate

Overview & Purpose

Older adults are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In 2011, the first group of baby boomers will turn 65 years of age. Those 65+ years of age numbered 37.9 million in 2007, an increase of 11.2% since 1997. The population 65 and over will increase from 35 million in 2000 to 40 million in 2010 and then to 55 million in 2020. The population 85+ is projected to increase from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.7 million in 2010 (a 36% increase) and then to 6.6 million in 2012.

Along with the increase in the number of persons who are over the age of 65 in the United States the average life expectancy is also increasing. The demand for long-term care services will surge in coming decades when the baby boomers reach their 80s. Declining family sizes, increasing childlessness, and rising divorce rates will limit the number of family caregivers.

The Long Term Care Management Certificate is designed for individuals who are currently working in the long-term care field, such as administrators, managers, nurses, and social workers or have an interest in doing so.

The certificate is designed to better meet the needs of this rapidly aging and longer-living population.

Learning Objectives

Following completion of the Certificate in Long Term Care Management students will be able to:

  • Understand the aging demographics and their impact on the long term care facility;

  • Provide efficient and effective leadership to the long term care facility;

  • Construct statistical, operational and capital budgets for a long term care facility;

  • Prepare and report performance ratios for the facility;

  • Prepare position descriptions and establish compensation ranges for employees of the long term care facility;

  • Oversee the implementation of a strategic plan for the long term care facility;

  • Review and assess contracts with providers of services to the long term care facility; and

  • Review and assess contracts between the long term care facility and health plans, the state, and other third parties.

 

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Course Descriptions

HADM 335 Health Law & Ethics
Provides students with information regarding the central legal issues in U.S. healthcare delivery and how these relate to the operational practices of healthcare administrators including labor relations, malpractice, patient rights, information management and confidentiality of patient records, patient safety, contracts, legal reporting requirements, and risk management practices. The course will also allow students an opportunity to understand the key components of legal issues relevant to medical and business ethics and the link between the law and health policy development.

HADM 409 Aging in America
Explores changes in life expectancy, health status, the pace of growth of the over 65 year old population in America, and the overall graying of America, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of how long-term care systems and policies can be managed to meet these new “aging” needs.

HADM 425 Financial Management & Budgeting
Creates an understanding of the use of financial management concepts and techniques in health management decision-making.

HADM 445 Managing Healthcare Organizations
Examines the daily operations of health care organizations. The course addresses management, staff support, and the implementation of business strategies. The course focuses on the effective management of health care professionals and identifies unique human resource elements in health care organizations. The course will provide students with strategies for becoming effective leaders in health care.

HADM 492 Seminar: Managing the Continuum of Long Term Care Services
Understand the changing long-term care environment and prepare to manage within the future of long-term care.

You may also apply this course work towards a bachelor degree in Health Administration.

Questions?
Send e-mail or call 406-896-5830


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