HSM 4586/6586

About This Course

Assisted living directors increasingly lead complex organizations that provide many different types of services to residents and their families. This course helps students understand aging as well as the operations and functions of assisted living communities, governance and leadership, administrative structures and responsibilities, and the roles of professional and nonprofessional staff. In 2019, the Minnesota State Legislature passed historic regulatory reform in assisted living, culminating in a new facility license and a new director license. State statute sets forth domains of practice for assisted living directors. Education in these domains is required prior to licensure. This course is designed to meet the Assisted Living Director license requirements of the State of Minnesota Board of Examiners for Long Term Services and Supports.

Prerequisites: While there are no formal prerequisites, the successful student must have some basic knowledge of aging services and/or the long term care field. Students who are unfamiliar with this field are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to registering for this course.


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Joshua Berg

Josh Berg is an energetic, collaborative leader whose goals are to improve the lives of seniors, individuals with disabilities, the overall health care system, and related public policy at all levels. He is currently the director of services and strategic growth at Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), a national nonprofit affordable, accessible housing provider serving and supporting very low-income individuals with physical disabilities, brain injuries, seniors, and veterans. In this role he focuses on all aspects of the program and housing support services in Minnesota, as well as business and partnership development and innovation in disability services. Josh has prior leadership experience in nonprofits, for-profits, and governmental agencies in the areas of senior living, accessibility, assisted living, home care, county services, and behavior therapy.

Josh is a city council member and serves on local, county, and state boards and commissions. He received a BA in psychology from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. He teaches:

  • HSM 4586/6586 – Management in Assisted Living and Senior Care Settings

Information Subject to Change

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