HSE* 178
One Sociology, Psychology, or Human Services course, or permission of instructor. A grade of C- is the passing grade for these pre-requisites.

This course will give the student an overview of the community services which are available for the elderly and the caregivers. The course will cover the philosophy, development and implementation of selected programs. Topics covered will include Medicaid, Medicare, home care programs, extended day-care facilities, and the evolving role of nursing homes (both for-profit and non-profit). In addition, students will gain an overview of community-based senior centers, politically-based senior organizations, and the developing role of respite programs.