2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Elder Care

ELDR 102 – 3 Credits
Functional Impact of Aging

Examines functional decline related to aging; covers specific diseases that impact the elderly, safe mobility practices, fall prevention principles, and how to follow care plans developed by skilled practitioners (i.e Occupational Therapists). NOTE: Same as HUMS 102. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

ELDR 103 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Elder Care

Examines the many facets of the care and housing of the elderly; covers the evolution of elder care and provides the foundation to analyze issues such as the social, economic, and political environments, as well as credentialing, insurance, and reimbursement. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

ELDR 108 – 3 Credits
Managing Behavior and Emotional Issues in Older Populations

Presents the psychological principles, theories, and research pertaining to promoting behavior and emotional change; emphasizes developing and applying a variety of basic skills to elder care situations. NOTE: Same as HUMS 108. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: ELDR 101 or written permission from coordinator required

ELDR 109 – 3 Credits
Problems of the Elderly

Presents psychological principles, theories, and research pertaining to the behavioral, emotional, cognitive, physical and medical problems faced by older individuals; covers dementia, memory and other cognitive issues, medication issues, stroke, circulation and heart issues, vision, hearing, and mobility issues, sexual issues, cancer, depression, death and dying issues, dual diagnosis and other behavior and emotional concerns faced by the elderly. NOTE: Same as HUMS 109. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.