Levels of Housing and Care for the Aging
Family as Client: Public Health Clinic
Assignment #1: Virtual Experience (individual activity)
Within the virtual experience (available via thePoint), students will take notes as directed and choose the best responses to the clinical reasoning questions that are presented.
Assignment #2: Levels of Housing and Care for the Aging Family (individual activity)
William and Edna Washington, clients observed in the virtual experience, need to move to a new living situation that meets their current health needs and abilities.
Student should find and explore several reputable websites to help understand and differentiate between the various housing/living options available to seniors.
Based on findings from the website exploration, students should then create a table that describes in their own words the various levels of housing and care often utilized by seniors. Students should indicate what services are commonly provided or associated with each level of housing and limitations of each level, and should consider payment sources for the various settings.
In the table, students should address the following living/housing options:
Skilled Nursing Care (Nursing Home)
Transitional Care/Rehab facility
Memory Care (Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care)
Home Care / In-home Services
Adult Day Care
Senior Apartment/Retirement Community (Independent Living)
Students should then list 3 or more considerations elderly people like William and Edna need to think about before making a housing choice.
Students should also list 3 websites that provide information about senior housing options in different ways and could be used by seniors. Identify clear rationale for referring elderly clients to these websites.
Students should submit the completed assignment to the LCE Module 5 Assignment Box on D2L.
Assignment #3: Post-Activity Quiz (individual activity)
Students should complete the post-quiz activity that is located on thePoint for this module. Quizzes may be taken multiple times, but only the first attempt will be recorded in the grade book.