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Gerontology for Health Care Managers

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HSM 4593

Credits
1
Delivery Method
Fully online
Cost
Tuition | Fees
Terms
Resources

About This Course

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) requires applicants for initial licensure (and those who are licensed in other states but do not meet Minnesota's regulatory requirements for experience of certification) to complete accredited post-secondary academic courses covering key competencies. This course covers the requirements related to gerontology. HSM 4593 covers the following:

  • Issues of cultural diversity and human relationships between and among employees and residents of nursing facilities and their family members
  • Physical, biological, social, and psychological aspects of the aging process
  • Policies and programs designed to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population
  • Therapeutic programs for individuals with cognitive impairments
  • Services to support the needs of family caregivers

Sample textbook: Aldwin, Carolyn M., Gilmer, Diane F., Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives.

Instructor

Rajean Moone
Rajean Moone
Faculty Director, Long Term Care Administration

PhD, social work, University of Minnesota; MS, gerontology, St. Cloud State University; and BA, psychology, College of Saint Scholastica

Rajean's experience includes working at the Minnesota state unit on aging and area agencies on aging, and leading Training to Serve and the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging. He is currently the Faculty Director for Long Term Care Administration in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Associate Director of Education for the Center for Healthy Aging & Innovation. Rajean is appointed to the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota, the MN Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians Board, and FamilyMeans Board. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a lifetime member of the Minnesota Gerontological Society, a McNair Scholar, and a Congressional/Health and Aging Policy Fellow. He also holds a Minnesota nursing home administrator’s license.

  • HSM 4582 – Practicum in Long Term Care
  • HSM 4583/6583 – LTC Supports and Services
  • HSM 4584/6584 – LTC Health and Medical Needs
  • HSM 4585/6585 – LTC Organizational Management
  • HSM 4587/6587 – LTC Regulatory Management
  • HSM 4588/6588 – LTC Quality Management and Performance Improvement
  • HSM 4592/6592 – LTC Health Care Law
  • HSM 4593/6593 – Gerontology for Health Care Managers