course is designed to introduce the students to the concept and
issues of Long Term Chronic Care. Long Term Chronic Care is a major
concern of the older population, as well as, the health and social
service networks who must plan for and provide the needed care.
Term Chronic Care is a developing concept which traces is history
to English Poor Laws of the 16th Century. The expansion of the
concept from family and institutional care to a continuum of family
cagegiving, institutional, community and home care, is one of the
main developments of the past thirty years. It is also one of the
critical issues which today’s health care reform needs to address.
course will explore the concept of long term chronic care, its history
and the issues relating to policy, planning, needs assessment, treatment,
program evaluation and financing. Each concept will be discussed
in relation to the aging phenomenon in general, and address the
specific issues that relate to the older African American population.
course will explore the nature of the specific health and social
needs experienced by the older population, and the services for
treatment. Emphasis will be given to the major health conditions
and practices of the African American older population.
analyse of demographics will focus on the segment of the older population
which has greater vulnerability for long term care services. The
students will explore and analyze the methodologies used to determine
the need for long term care services.
will explore and discuss the LTC concepts, complete a comprehensive
assessment on an older African American, observe and report on a
specific long term chronic service, analyze census data and employ
planning methodologies to determine the need for long term care
services for specific populations, and describe a model long term
chronic care network.
classes will consist of presentations, class participation, and
experiential exercises which will address the content for each session.
grades will consist on 10% class participation, 20% for planing
paper, 20% mid semester paper and 50% on the final paper.
and Concept of Long Term Chronic Care
of Long Term Care
Demographics of Long Term Care
Term Care Services - The Continuum Of Care
Term Care Services - The Continuum Of Care Continued
National and Local Long Term Care “Networks”
Care giving and Long Term Care
Church as Informal Provider
for Long Term Care Delivery
on the delivery of Long Term care Services
For Long Term Care
Wrap-up and Evaluation
Long-Term Care: Principles, Programs &
Policies, Kane, Rosalie A.; Kane, Robert L. Springer, 1987
Aging in Black America, James S. Jackson,
Linda M. Chatters, and Robert Joseph Taylor, Editors.
Black Aged: Understanding Diversity and Service
Needs, Zev Harel, Edward A. McKinney and Michael Williams,
Family Caregiving in Chronic Illness, David
E. Biegel, Esther Sales, and Richard Schulz. Sage Publications.