Community Engaged Learning
The course addresses issues facing caregivers, how the caregiving role impacts other areas of their lives, and the impact caregiving has on the way caregivers are viewed by professionals and peers. Research findings, materials depicting caregiving experiences, off-site visits, and texts based on community experiences with caregiving are used to provide practical information about dealing with caregiving issues and aging family members. Students, family members, friends, and professionals are equipped with information to provide quality care for older adults while taking care of their own needs for respite and support. GERON 5220 meets with GERON 3220. GERON 5220 is the graduate level course for Caregiving and Aging Families; GERON 3220 is the undergraduate level course. The courses differ slightly as they align with their graduate and undergraduate respective objectives and assignments. Please be sure you register for the correct course level.