Geriatric Care Management

The College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida is proud to be an Academic Partner of the Aging Life Care Association. The Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management courses are approved by the National Academy for Certified Care Managers (NACCM) for CE contact hours. Each 1 academic semester credit now equals 15 contact hours. Continuing Education contact hours for re-certification must be earned during the CMC’s current certification period. Only current CMCs can earn CE credit. Please visit the NACCM website for additional information. Students must pass the course with a grade of B or better to earn the CEUs.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Apply general principles and knowledge necessary to integrate theory into the practice of care coordination and management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and identify client strengths, needs, concerns, preferences and establish goals and a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Coordinate services and interventions by referring, education, negotiating and mediating with client’s formal and informal providers in order to meet goals of a care plan.
  • Perform ongoing monitoring and resassessment of client status and satisfaction with service in order to evaluate progress toward goal achievement.
  • Exercise sound professional judgement based on ethical standards/expectations of field, including advocacy for client autonomy, professional accountability and peer review.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct and/or evaluate appropriate research on effective case management techniques for provision of services to aging clients and their families.

Graduate of the program will have the expanded knowledge required for either developing their own private practice or professional geriatric care management business, or advancing their career in management of long-term care facilities, home health care or public services agencies.

This certificate is also designed to meet the educational requirements for those seeking to become a Certified Geriatric Care Manager through the International Commission on Health Care Certification.

For more information, contact Robyn Smith.