Professional Geriatric Care Manager Certificate
The graduate Geriatric Care Management certificate program will enable students to gain the knowledge and professional skills needed to establish a geriatric care management practice committed to assuring the provision of quality care and to maintaining the best possible quality of life for the elderly. Participants will learn to professionally assess, coordinate, and monitor the health and human services needs of elderly clients and their families, and to understand the impact of the aging process on the individual, the family, the community, and the health care delivery system.
Misericordia’s values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality will be embedded throughout the curriculum. Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide leadership to communities in this currently evolving field of practice. The curriculum will work to assure that graduates deliver their professional services in an ethical manner and with respect for cultural and other diversities in the aging population.
Courses for the Geriatric Care Management certificate program are offered in both an online and weekend format.
The certificate consists of five, three-credit graduate (GCM) courses.
|GCM 500 &501 are required courses||1 credit each|
|GCM 500 Geriatric Care Manager I||1 credit|
|GCM 501 Geriatric Care Manager II||3 credits|
|Select three courses from the following:|
|GCM 505 Physical Aspects of Aging|
|GCM 510 Dementia|
|GCM 515 Geriatric Assessment|
|GCM 520 Ethics of Aging|
|GCM 590 Geriatric Care Manger Seminar|
|Each course is worth a total of 3 credits, totaling 15 credits.|
For more information on the Geriatric Care Manager Certificate program or other programs, please contact the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at 570-674-6451 or email Larree Brown at Lbrown@misericordia.edu.