ERIC Number: ED369895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Services for the Elderly. Curriculum Guide. Academic Integration Supplement. Assistance Services for the Elderly. Student Activity Book.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
This guide is designed for use in implementing Texas' services for the elderly curriculum. The following topics are covered in 33 chapters: understanding the elderly in the United States; services and legislation for the elderly; job opportunities in services for the elderly; employee qualifications; physical, emotional, mental, and social needs of the elderly; housing considerations of the elderly; transportation; the elderly in the marketplace; frauds, gyps, and deceptions; clothing needs; nutrition, menus and diets, mealtimes, exercise, hobbies and activities, and educational activities for the elderly; sanitation; safety; preventive health measures and signs of illness; vital health signs; first aid; terminal illness; body mechanics; planning and managing household tasks; energy; bed making; bathing; grooming; dressing assistance and self-help dressing aids; and the special role of caregivers. Each chapter includes essential elements, objectives to achieve, and recommended teaching strategies. Other components included in this package are: teaching aids; chapter tests and answers; activity book answers; an academic integration supplement that presents suggested activities for integrating the principles of the elder care services curriculum into mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies classes; and a student activity book consisting of 32 chapters of competencies to develop, objectives to achieve, and learning activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Caregivers, Competency Based Education, Home Economics, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Older Adults, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Service Occupations, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides
Home Economics Curriculum Center, Texas Tech University, Box 41161, Lubbock, TX 79409-1161.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Programs and Instruction.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
Identifiers - Location: Texas