Eldercare Specialist Certification
To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. -Tia Walker, Author (With Peggi Speers) of The Inspired Caregiver
What is Eldercare?
While demographics suggest that those past 65 are “elderly,” we live in a culture where many other factors besides a person’s birthday contribute to their real age. Eldercare specialists are trained to help individuals deal with a variety of challenges that may accompany the aging process, including chronic illness, failing eyesight and hearing, loss of mobility, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and loneliness.
The Eldercare Specialist Certification Program at Macomb.
Macomb’s Eldercare Specialist Certification Program, offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, will introduce you to the many dimensions and processes related to aging, including the most common diseases and chronic illnesses and the impact of stereotypes. You will learn techniques for respectfully assisting older adults and creating a safe and comfortable environment for them, and will have the opportunity to conduct a 20-hour field study at an adult day care, assisted living center or independent housing community.
What is a Continuing Education Program?
Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.
Eldercare Specialist Certification Courses at Macomb
- Intro to Gerontology
- Art of Caregiving
- Aging Body, Mind & Spirit
- Eldercare Field Study
Career Opportunities with Macomb’s Eldercare Specialist Certification
With the Eldercare Specialist Certification from Macomb, you will be qualified for positions working with our country’s aging population, including customer service, management, sales/marketing and direct-care. Courses in the program may also be taken individually as well as toward certification.
How do I find out more about Macomb’s Eldercare Specialist Certification Program?