Oct 17, 2021  
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Graduate Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HSDA 6150 - Communicating with Older Adults

This course focuses on differential communication skills, including communicating with clients, families, and caregivers. Also covered are discussions of health literacy and ways to improve the health literacy of clients and caregivers and communications research including verbal, non-verbal, and written communications and application of findings for excellence in communications skills. This course will provide the necessary intervention knowledge, theory, and skills to effectively communicate with older adults in facilitating maximum autonomy and functioning. The course will meet the needs of students who are training to be human services professionals such as caregivers, services brokers, advocates, and teachers.