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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY6461

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-28
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1703 2007-01-24
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Aging Studies AS 0122900
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Reynolds x9750

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GEY 6461 Retirement and Long Term Care Housing for Elderly

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    RetLTC Housing
    Course Online? Percentage Online



    Course Description

    This course will focus on population trends, housing and environment theory, need and availability of affordable housing with services, adapting homes for elders, and a number of age-related housing solutions. Not restricted to majors; not repeatable.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This class is an important elective for our Master's students, and is also of interest to our Graduate Certificate students. We have offered it for several years and wish to make it part of our regular course offerings.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course appeals to most of our Master's students, particularly the ones on the Administration track. It would also appeal to our Graduate Certificate students, as well as graduate students from Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has been given as Selected topics at least 11 times.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D in Gerontology or related sciences.

    Interest in policy and long term care is desirable.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Understand the need for elder housing and adaptive environments.

    2. Understand the housing options available for elders.

    3. Understand the financing available for elder housing.

    4. Evaluate the features of elder housing communities.

    5. Consider your own future housing needs.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the semester, the student will be able to:

    1. make suggestions on how to retrofit existing housing to make it safer for older adults.

    2. identify and evaluate differences in housing and services provided in residential LTC facilities designed for older adults

    3. prepare a personal plan for retirement

    C. Major Topics

    *Migration Patterns and Need for Elder Housing

    *Elder Housing Theory and Adaptive Environments

    *Resident Satisfaction with Elder Housing

    *Age Segregated Housing, NORCs, Politics

    *Evaluating Senior Community Environments

    *Financing Housing and Care: CCRCs and HECMs

    *Assisted Living Facilities

    *Public Financing of Elder Housing

    D. Textbooks

    Reading List:

    1.Longino, C.F. (2001). Geographical distribution and migration. In: Binstock & George (Eds.). Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, 5th Edition. San Diego: Academic Press. pp.103-120

    2.Golant, S.M. (2002). Deciding where to live: The emerging residential settlement patterns of retired Americans. Generations 26, N 11, pp. 66-73.

    3.Lawton, M.P. (1998). Environment and aging: Theory revisited. In: Scheidt, R.J. and Windley, P.G. (Eds.). Environment and Aging Theory: A Focus on Housing. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. pp. 1-6 required; remainder at your discretion

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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