ELS 201 Eldercare Specialist
Prepares student to be a specialist in working with elders in a blended role. This new role encompasses all aspects of care giving needed to serve people living in long term care (assisted living, skilled nursing, hospice, home health) in a transformed setting such as a neighborhood or household. Students will learn the domains of person-directed care, the fine art of honoring resident preferences and choices in a collaborative manner with other member of a household. The student will learn to create a vibrant daily home life filled with meaningful activities, and facilitate and participate in shared decision making processes. Resident focused homemaking skills will include all aspects of serving meals, making nutritional choices and the convivium of dining and other personalized homemaking skills. Also included are the important leadership skills of decision making, problem solving, and conflict resolution necessary to participate on a self directed work team.