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ERIC Number: ED357302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-11
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Lake County, Illinois Educational and Training Needs-Assessment of Gerontological Organizations.
Murphy-Markus, Colleen; Heck, Melissa
In response to the need for an increase in services directed specifically to the elderly, a training and educational needs assessment of the existing elder service organizations in Lake County (Illinois) was conducted. Thirteen gerontological organizations were chosen for participation; the organizations were categorized into these groups: nursing homes; senior centers; adult day care centers; retirement housing facilities; and hospitals. Interviews were conducted on-site by student interns; interviewees were either the Administrative Director, the Social Services Director, the Director of Nursing, or a staff supervisor. Topics covered included agency characteristics; background on the respondents; extent of employee-sponsored work related training; tasks, challenges and difficulties which service workers face in their work and staff's observations and suggestions about the kind of skills, knowledge, and training needed; ratings of the workshops and themes presented in The Center for Applied Gerontology program; aspects of workshop format and design; comments on the factors influencing the decision whether or not to attend; and open-ended comments. The subject matter declared most salient among the training needs identified pertained to advocacy and interventions for infirm elder clients. Supervisors directly stated they would like training in the ethics of elder care. Another important training need identified was that of interpersonal skills. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois