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Lasell College offers a Elder Care Management Certificate for professionals in business interested in developing their ability to administrate care for the elderly and the aged. Students will learn about elder care products and services, such as housing and care options available to older adults, and will study the needs of individuals at various stages of age. In addition, students will develop a practical understanding of gerontology and the stages of physiological, psychological, social, and environmental changes, for the purpose of facility and service management.
Students will learn and develop their skills through a curriculum which involves classes which will develop practical skills for certification in elder care management. Those classes include policies and politics in elder care, housing and long-term care options for older adults, aging in American society, research methods, financial management, multicultural issues in aging, marketing to seniors, services and programs for older adults, senior facilities management, human resources management, elder care management challenges, health management for seniors, consumer behavior, and business strategy.
Individuals completing the program will have demonstrated their professional and educational credentials in management and management of services and products related to elder care. These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to develop business ideas based on strategic foresight that align with driving forces impact the demand for elder care products and services, to design marketing strategies and plans specific to seniors, to develop and recommend preferred human resource systems and plans sensitive to the dynamics of management of elder care services, to use accounting and financial information for decision-making purposes in providing limited personnel and resources, and to develop operations plans and determine appropriate quality improvement strategies for providing services to elderly populations.
Candidates to the certificate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
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