Service Delivery Issues for Aging Populations

This course is concerned with the link between consumers and aging services in settings with well-developed formal services. The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the structural problems that underlie the challenges that consumers face in using formal services. the course will cover a wide range of services that older people may need, the complementary relationship between formal and informal services, boundaries issues among service specialties and service professionals, service coordination and integration, and the role of both consumer direction and professional case management in negotiating service systems.