Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for GRN 172 Effective Fall 2019

Course Number:
GRN 172
Course Title:
Adult Care Home Training
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Course Description

Includes the issues prospective operators and resident managers of Adult Care Home (ACH) will face providing care and services to residents who live in adult care homes. The course uses State of Oregon Adult Care Home Program curriculum and includes demonstrations and practice in the social model of care giving. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Prepares providers who want to work in or operate adult care homes. An Adult Care Home is a licensed facility where persons who are dependent, older and/or have disabilities, live and receive care and services from a paid care provider who is not related to them by blood, adoption, or marriage. An ACH provides a viable alternative care for older adults and others requiring assisted living, but who prefer a non-institutional setting. A range of services are provided that can accommodate people needing minimal to heavy care, emphasizing the resident's independence.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
· Perform all responsibilities of the operation of an adult care home and its personcentered care for residents, according to State of Oregon regulations in a homelike atmosphere.
· Screen for care and service needs, including appropriate behavior towards residents with disabilities, issues related to accessibility for persons with
disabilities, medication management, nutrition, communications skills, and common chronic diseases, syndromes and conditions which may affect residents.
· Prepare for the State of Oregon qualifying examination for operators and resident managers.

Course Activities and Design

· Lecture and discussion on key concepts, issues and skills.
· Demonstrations, role playing, and practice of key person-centered care elements.
· Service/care plan demonstrations and practice on the elements in the care plan, assessment, documentation, implementation, and communication with state and county licensing agencies, family members, medical teams, and the individual in care.
· Demonstrations and practice on the hierarchy of reporting responsibility for medical emergencies, suspected elder abuse, and care concerns.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1) A variety of assignments will be used to facilitate skill and knowledge acquisition.
2) Assessments in the form of quizzes and other types of objective tests may be used.
3) Participants who complete the course may become eligible to take the State of Oregon qualifying examination, if they meet additional requirements

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Person-Centered and Person-Directed Care Model
Social Model versus Medical Model
Resident’s Bill of Rights
Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Service/Care Plans and Basic Care Essentials
Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities: Assessment and Care
Medications Management
Nutrition and Special Needs Meal Planning
Licensing, Operating and Facilities Standards
Standards for operators, resident managers and caregivers
Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation