Course Code: GES173
Learn about the history of long term care and the philosophies surrounding patient-centered care. Explore the fundamentals of the aging process and discuss common misconceptions about physical changes.
Understand the rules and regulations that will affect you in your future role. Learn about residents’ rights and advocacy situations for you and patients.
Develop an understanding of the techniques used for admissions and discharging patients. Study the principles of documentation and basic performance skills.
Continue on to learning about the ethics of social workers and the roles of managers in the system. Learn how to effectively solve problems and support patients.
Master knowledge pertaining to what legal and financial issues affect you as a social services assistant. Learn how to create a professional image and communicate well with others.
Complete this course by learning about the role of a social services assistant. Explore how you will interact with residents, family members, and the community at large. You’ll also explore the social history of your position and how to best deal with patients in a variety of settings, from hospice to independent living facilities.
Cindy Gray has worked in the healthcare field since 1999. She began her career as a CNA, then completed her LPN, and continued with an ADN degree. She functioned as a Long-Term Care charge nurse, Inpatient Rehabilitation nurse, MDS Coordinator, and Director of Nursing. Following this she re-enrolled in college and obtained a BSN while performing duties of Human Resources, Staff Development Coordinator, Risk Management, Health Information Management, and Senior Living Manager.
You should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. You should be comfortable in an Internet environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities and navigate to multiple websites.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
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This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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