ERIC Number: ED482526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Older Adults: Curriculum Guide.
This curriculum guide contains materials for a course that provides occupationally specific training designed to develop knowledge and skills for employment in the area of services for older adults. Contents include an introduction, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) covered; sample course outlines; instructional strategies organized topically, by chapters, each containing a chapter focus, chapter vocabulary list, resources list, detailed instructions for the teacher to implement the curriculum, and suggested Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America activities; blended activities; creative ideas; lists of 39 resource organizations, 11 print resources, and 28 web sites; 128 teaching aids; and 8 program tools. Topics addressed include the aging process; contributions made by older adults; laws and legal issues; communication techniques; dietary needs; meeting elder persons' physical, emotional, mental, financial, housing, transportation, and social needs; career opportunities; ethical practices; managing multiple family, community, and wage-earner roles; fitness and exercise; elder abuse and neglect; ways to cope with terminal illness; and other current information needed by those employed in the field. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Development, Age Differences, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Caregiver Training, Caregivers, Elder Abuse, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Grade 11, Grade 12, Home Health Aides, Job Skills, Long Term Care, Older Adults, Secondary Education, Service Workers, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides
Texas Tech University, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences, Box 41161 (15th and Akron, Human Sciences 02), Lubbock, Texas 79409-1161 (No. 1342, $34). Tel: 806-742-3029; Fax: 806-742-3034; Web site: http://www.hs.ttu.edu/ccfcs/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills