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LTC 328 Week 1 Individual Assignment Letter to the Editor
In your local newspaper, an article was written about the crimes and harms perpetrated against the older population and the lack of protection for many of them. The article ends with the question, “Who is responsible for protecting these individuals?”
Resources: Letter to the Editor Grading Criteria located on your student website
Write a 500- to 750-word letter to the editor explaining what responsibilities society has for protecting the rights of older adults.
Choose three of the five questions below to address in your letter:
When should families be responsible for related older adults? When should they not? Does this only pertain to immediate family members?
When should friends or acquaintances be responsible? What if their choices go against the family’s wishes?
When should hospitals, community service organizations, or other long-term care facilities be allowed to make major decisions for older adult individuals?
When should the government be responsible for making important decisions? How involved should the government be in protecting the individual?
Is there ever a circumstance when an older adult does not need outside protection? When would that be? Explain your answers
LTC 328 Week 1 DQS
DQ 1
Do you think older adults need protection? Explain why. If so, from what do they need protection?
DQ 2
Why is it important to understand the rights of individuals?
LTC 328 Week 2 Individual Assignment Rights and Documents Matrix
When working with aging adults, it is crucial that you understand their rights. Some documents were created to maintain and protect their rights. Knowing what these documents are, whom the documents help, and what purpose the documents serve is extremely helpful. You use a matrix to create a quick-reference guide for your convenience.
Resources: Rights and Documents Matrix Grading Criteria located on your student website
Complete the matrix located on your student website. In the matrix, you must describe various legal documents, identify who might need such documents, and describe how these documents affect the rights of older adults and their loved ones
LTC 328 Week 2 DQS
DQ 1
Select one major legislative act governing hiring and employment practices of older adults. What are its objectives and role in supporting aging adults?
DQ 2
What do you think is the most essential or important service of Elder Law Services for the aging adult? Explain why.
LTC 328 Week 3 Individual Assignment Case Study Complaints
Nationwide Training, a company specializing in developing and delivering specialized training programs, has been asked to create a module regarding age discrimination to be used in various states and in many different organizations. The company has hired you to help develop this program and to ensure that the information presented in it is accurate and factual. The company has given you a list of case studies to be used for the training.
Resources: Case Study Complaints Grading Criteria located on your student website.
Read the case studies and identify instances of age discrimination. Identify the type of age discrimination—housing, employment, education, and so on—and the issues at hand.
Write a 200-word sample letter of complaint for each case that the people involved in each case might write. In your complaint letters, include which type of discrimination is being addressed, the relevant issues from the case, and the applicable laws intended to protect against such abuses..
LTC 328 Week 3 DQS
DQ 1
Do you think private, nonprofit, or public entities offer the best services? Explain why. What could the other entities do to make services better?
DQ 2
What is the difference between licensure and certification? Which do you feel is more important? Explain why.
LTC 328 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Comparison Brochure
You have been given the task of talking about different types of long-term care entities to a group of older adults. Make a brochure, to be given out to those in attendance, which will provide a look at private, nonprofit, and public entities.
Resources: Comparison Brochure Grading Criteria located on your student website
Create a brochure comparing private, nonprofit, and public entities. In your brochure, address the following:
What are the legal differences?
What are the service differences?
How is the certification process different?
How is the accreditation process different?
How are the entities audited?
Why is this information important to those who may need services
LTC 328 Week 4 DQS
DQ 1
Why is abuse common among the older adult population? Do you think abuse is as prevalent in other age groups?
DQ 2
What type of abuse do you think is the most detrimental to aging adults? Explain why. What can be done to stop it?
LTC 328 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Abuse and Advocacy Presentation
Resources: Abuse and Advocacy Presentation Grading Criteria
Choose three types of abuse that you will cover in your presentation:
Physical abuse
Sexual abuse
Emotional or psychological abuse
Exploitation or financial abuse
Prepare a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes. In your presentation, address the following:
Describe each type of abuse and what fits within that category
Provide statistics about the prevalence of each type of abuse.
What advocacy services are available for older adults? Does everyone have the same access to these services? Explain why or why not.
What is the role of advocacy in protecting the rights of older adults?
Describe Elder Law Services. How can these services help protect the rights of older adults?
LTC 328 Week 5 DQS
DQ 1
What advocacy services are available for older adults in your community? Are these services effective? If there are not any, what services do you think should be available?
DQ 2
How have advocacy services affected the care and treatment of the aging population?

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