Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Introduces legal and policy issues affecting older adults and their families, as well as care providers. Introduces both national and state policies that impact the services and care available to older adults and access points for these services. Includes presentations from a variety of experts within the field of social services. Provides information on long-term care facility types and how they are licensed; Medicare and Medicaid services and coverage; mental health and veteran's services; abuse and protective services; legal planning for aging, including health care directives and powers of attorney; and advocacy and the legal process in Oregon. Focuses on how each program contributes to a web of services for older adults, as well as areas in which services may be lacking. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
2.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 45427

From the Instructor:
We are pleased to introduce students to legal and policy issues that affect older adults and their families, as well as care providers. We include both national and state policies and legal issues that have an impact on the services and care available to older adults as well as highlighting access points for these services. Includes video interviews from a variety of experts within the field of social services. A variety of policy and legal issues have been chosen for their relevance to older adults and their families from an practical standpoint. The video interviews are used as the core of module lectures. These interviews include new segments with local, regional and national leaders. These include Jay Bloom of Bloom Anew, geropsychologist Dr. Amy Friday PhD., Scott Crabtree on the Science of Happiness, Suzanne Bigelow of Optimal Mindset and Ashton Applewhite of Yo, Is This Ageism? Students will be at the table when real world challenges and best practices solutions are discussed. This course allows students to better understand the passion that propels professionals who are involved the legal and policy issues that have an impact on elders, AKA 'olders'.
Course Specific Requirements:
The course has six modules with the following core requirements: (1)an introduction discussion post and reply, (2)contributions to the class discussions by posting and replying in the discussion forum for each module, (3) submission of assignments following the viewing of that module's interview(s, and (4)two final papers of equal value: (A) A Policy Issue Paper and (B) A Legal Issue Paper.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
45427 WEB » - 21-Sep-2015 thru 12-Dec-2015
Instructor: Roger A Anunsen
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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