Elder Care focuses on the development and wellness of individuals and families throughout the life cycle. Topics include human development and wellness theories, principles, and practices; life cycle expectations and issues, including biological, physiological, social, and psychological needs and concerns of aging adults; community services, agencies, and resources; roles, responsibilities, and functions of families, family members and caregivers; family issues, including ethics, human worth and dignity, change, stress, neglect and abuse, and care of the care‐giver; individual and family wellness planning; and fostering inter-generational relationships. Practical experiences related to these topics are included through a variety of activities such as volunteer experiences, service learning, and inter-generational event planning opportunities. Information on a variety of human and family services careers is incorporated throughout the course.
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Retirement
Unit 3: senior living
unit 4: elder abuse and euthanasia
Video on Euthanasia: The Suicide Plan