LTC 315 ENTIRE COURSE


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LTC 315 ENTIRE COURSE

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LTC 315 ENTIRE COURSE
 
LTC 315 Week 1 Individual Assignment Living Environments Worksheet
 
Resource: Living Environment Worksheet Grading Criteria
Complete the Living Environments Worksheet. In the worksheet, you are required to identify and describe the progression of five different types of living environments for the aging population. You also answer questions regarding your familiarity with these environments and your opinions about their importance.
 
LTC 315 Week 1 DQS
 
DQ 1
 
define formal long-term care and informal care? What do you believe is the main factor in determining whether a person may need formal long-term care or informal care?
DQ 2
 
How would your personal beliefs, culture, and traditions affect living environment options? Do you think it would be easy finding an environment you could be happy in? Why or why not?
 
LTC 315 Week 2 Individual Assignment Making Choices Guide Part I
 
Demographics, beliefs, finances, independence, and many other factors may affect an individual’s or couple’s options for living environments.
 
Because of the importance of proper environment choice, you have been given the task of creating a guide to help those facing lifestyle and life care decisions. This guide will be used by both aging individuals making decisions for themselves as well as families or caregivers making choices for another individual. In your guide, you must identify variables that affect the environment options, and explain what affect they have on choices. You must also discuss why individuals and couples, as well as family or caregivers, must consider these variables when making choices.
 
Resource: Making Choices Guide Part I Grading Criteria
Write a 750- to 1,050-word guide about the variables that affect options for various living environments. In your paper, answer the following questions:
 
How do insurance and financial resources affect the options?
 
How do cultural beliefs, traditions, and religion affect the options? How might these, both individually and collectively, influence choices?
 
Why should individuals and couples consider these variables when making choices?
 
Why should families or caregivers consider these variables when making choices for another individual?
 
Include at least three references.
 
LTC 315 Week 2 DQS
 
DQ 1
 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of community-based programs?
 
 
DQ 2
 
What is one positive and one negative effect social support systems may have on living environment choices?
 
 
LTC 315 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Case Study Comparison Presentation Outline
 
Your instructor assigns your team a case study. As a group, you must research various living environments for the individual or couple in your case study. Once you have gathered your research, you must decide which living environment is best for the individual or couple.
 
Resource: Case Study Comparison Presentation Outline Grading Criteria
Create an outline detailing your plan for gathering information and completing your case study comparison presentation. You must address the following:
 
Note. You are not required to answer the questions at this time. Instead, focus on your plan for obtaining the appropriate information that will be included in your presentation.
 
Compare active adult and senior communities. What are the main differences? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
 
What are two specific regulations governing assisted living facilities? How do these differ in another state?
 
What types of services do assisted living facilities offer? What types of clients do they serve?
 
What are the common sources of reimbursement for assisted living? What affect might these have on care?
 
What governing bodies oversee skilled nursing facilities? How do these differ between states?
 
What are the common sources of reimbursement for skilled nursing? What affect might these have on care?
 
What resources can be used to select an appropriate facility? How can people find these sources?
 
What are some effects of culture change in the continuum of care? How might future generations continue to affect it?
 
How have philosophies of technology-based living progressed over the last 10 years? How might they progress over the next 10?
 
What living environment option do you believe is the best for your individual or couple? Explain why.
 
 
LTC 315 Week 3 DQS
 
DQ 1
 
What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of lack or regulation or overregulation as it relates to the facility?
 
 
DQ 2
 
What services are usually included in assisted living? How do you know what services are most appropriate for an individual? 
 
 
 
 
LTC 315 Week 4 Individual Assignment Making Choices Guide Part II
 
Demographics, beliefs, finances, independence, and many other factors may affect an individual’s or couple’s options for living environments.
 
Because of the importance of proper environment choice, you have been given the task of creating a guide to help those facing lifestyle and life care decisions. This guide will be used by both aging individuals making decisions for themselves as well as families or caregivers making choices for another individual. In your guide, you must identify variables that affect the environment options, and explain what affect they have on choices. You must also discuss why individuals and couples, as well as family or caregivers, must consider these variables when making choices.
 
Resource: Making Choices Guide Part II Grading Criteria
Write a 750- to 1,050-word guide about the variables that affect options for various living environments. In your paper, answer the following questions:
How do social support systems affect the options and quality of care?
How do community based programs and services affect independence for the aging population?
Why should individuals and couples consider these variables when making choices?
Why should families or caregivers consider these variables when making choices for another individual?
What other variables may affect choices? Why are these important to consider?
Include at least three references.
 
 
LTC 315 Week 4 DQS
 
DQ 1
 
Do you think skilled nursing facilities should be governed by the federal government instead of by individual states? Explain why?
 
 
DQ 2
 
What form of reimbursement do you believe would allow individuals the best level of care in a skilled nursing facility? 
 
 
LTC 315 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Case Study Comparison Presentation
 
Resource: Case Study Comparison Presentation Grading Criteria
 
Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation detailing your case study, your living environment comparisons, and your team’s decision for the individual or couple. It is very important that as you address the questions below, you relate the information to your individual and his or her situation. In your presentation, address the following:
 
Compare active adult and senior communities. What are the main differences? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
 
What are two specific regulations governing assisted living facilities? How do these differ in another state?
 
What types of services do assisted living facilities offer? What types of clients do they serve?
 
What are the common sources of reimbursement for assisted living? What affect might these have on care?
 
What governing bodies oversee skilled nursing facilities? How do these differ between states?
 
What are the common sources of reimbursement for skilled nursing? What affect might these have on care?
 
What resources can be used to select an appropriate facility? How can people find these sources?
 
What are some effects of culture change in the continuum of care? How might future generations continue to affect it?
 
How have philosophies of technology-based living progressed over the last 10 years? How might they progress over the next 10?
 
What living environment option do you believe is the best for your individual? Explain why.
 
Include detailed speaker notes.
 
LTC 315 Week 5 DQS
 
DQ 1
 
How do you think technology-based living environments are affecting long-term care currently? What do you believe will be the biggest change in the next 10 years?
 
DQ 2
 
Please share with the class the most important topic discussed over the past few weeks.
 

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