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HAD 513 Long-Term Care Administration

Examine the specific needs of long-term care facilities.

8 weeks

Today, people live longer than at any other time in history. This increase in life span has resulted in a burgeoning geriatric population. When injuries or chronic health issues make it impractical for people to live in their homes, long-term care facilities serve to provide both a permanent residence and health care services. In HAD 513 Long-Term Care Administration, you’ll see how managing this type of facility differs from other health care organizations.

Course Overview

In the United States, long-term care is either institutional or home care provided by professionals, non-licensed individuals and family members. You’ll learn the scope of long-term care services as well as how public policy relates to long-term care. You’ll examine how marketing to attract and retain residents can balance reimbursement deficits. You’ll review reimbursement issues and analyze residents’ and patients’ financial considerations.

Sample Assignment

You’ll select a form of long-term care and complete a detailed written analysis of that form of care that answers a prescribed set of questions.

You’ll become familiar with laws that grant residents and patients specific legal protections to preserve their individual rights and regulate the provision of services. Long-term care organizations can be subject to high employee turnover rates, so you’ll discover the value of human resources in long-term care management. You’ll consider the use of coordinated operational efforts to meet a wide range of resident needs. Services may be provided over many months and even years, and you’ll see how information systems are used to help ensure quality management over time.

You’ll come to understand the balance between the capacity of various long-term services to meet particular resident needs and the individual’s ability to pay for service. Some payment sources are available to individuals in need of long-term care, and you’ll learn to access those.

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • Introduction to Long-Term Care Administration
  • Long-Term Care
  • Legal Issues and Licensure
  • Home Health Services, Governance and Human Resources Management
  • Ethics and Operations
  • Quality
  • Reimbursement

What You’ll Learn

You’ll examine long-term care from the perspective of a health care administrator in HAD 513.

  • Understand the various organizational structures involved in the delivery of long-term care.
  • Identify the needs, problems and issues facing the geriatric population in the United States.
  • Know the operational aspects of managing a long-term care facility.
  • Apply the various tools used in financial management and demonstrate knowledge of the reimbursement mechanisms.
  • Evaluate the role the federal and state government plays in regulating long-term care health services.

Learn More

In HAD 513, you’ll gain insight into the operation and administration of long-term care facilities. For more information about this course or other courses in The University of Scranton’s online Master of Health Administration degree, request more information or call us today toll-free at (866) 373-9547.

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