Careers_in_Gerontology

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Careers in Gerontology
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Seven Categories of Gerontological Specialists Direct service provision Program planning, evaluation, and administration Marketing and product development Advocacy Education and training Financial planning Research
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Direct Service Provision Some gerontological specialists work directly with older people. They provide health, legal, psychological, and social services to elderly individuals and their families. They provide care to the frail elderly in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, adult day care centers, or home care programs. Others provide counselling to older people and their families regarding issues such as caregiving, employment, or mental health.
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Program Planning, Evaluation, & Administration These gerontological specialists design, implement, and evaluate programs to meet the needs of older people. This work usually is performed by social service agencies funded by the government and in community programs such as senior citizen’s centers.
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course EDHD 400 taught by Professor Robertson-tchabo during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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