Graduate Certificate in Transforming Communities with a focus in Senior Adult & Geriatric Care Leadership

Serving senior adults in the mission of God

Why Senior Adult & Geriatric Care Leadership?

The Graduate Certificate in Senior Adult & Geriatric Care Leadership offers community ministry practitioners, community health educators, congregational and faith community nurses, pastoral care providers, senior adult pastors, healthcare missionaries, healthcare chaplains, Christian social workers, and those involved in serving senior adult persons and their families the following capabilities:

  • ability to address pain and suffering through a biblically-informed perspective
  • competency in providing support systems to the elderly and their families to maintain and enhance functioning and well-being
  • ability to develop a conceptual framework for planning, organizing, and delivering services to the elderly
  • ability to utilize case reports, definitions, and discussions and determine where and how ethics apply to various types of abuse common to the elderly
  • ability to be effective caregivers to senior adults by understanding the context, culture, faith tradition, and levels of health and wellness of individuals and families and nuance spiritual care to aid in physical healing, easing spiritual and physical pain.
  • ability to provide leadership to long-term care in nursing home management, assisted living service, home health care, hospice, and skilled nursing facilities

Senior Adult Care classifies its levels of care under six different options for senior care services: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Affordable Housing, and Short-Term Care. While each type has its own uniqueness, each level of care is designed to address the physical, social, and spiritual issues facing senior adults. The Graduate Certificate in Senior Adult & Geriatric Care Leadership provides missional leaders with the background to manage and lead the delivery of senior care services while addressing spiritual issues.