Aug 14, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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SHS 451 - Geriatric Mental Health Care Management


Prerequisites: None
Note: This course is required for the Nursing Home Administration Certificate and is The Capstone course for the Certificate in Gerontology.
This course offers insights and practical approaches to working with older adults who may have mental illness. We will review evidence-based screening tools as well as the criteria and ‘best practices’ for treatments related to mental illnesses and aging. The emphasis is on working more effectively as care managers, using a strength-based approach to care. We will examine a range of topics, including the impact of social, economic and ethnic factors in the care and treatment of aging populations; the ethics of in-home care; working with family caregivers; spiritual challenges; chemical dependency and elder abuse, and the importance of care coordination, documentation and monitoring.

3 credits



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