The Retirement Home Industry - Overview and Skills


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GWL219 - The Retirement Home Industry - Overview and Skills

This course introduces students to the Retirement Home Industry as a part of the range of housing options for seniors. It examines how Retirement Homes promote theories of independent living, aging in the community and active living. The course also analyzes the professionalization of the industry over the past decade through the establishment of industry associations, standards of practice and voluntary accreditation. Student will learn about relevant legislation and standards of practice, universal design for barrier free access, typical programs and services offered, marketing and promotion and the resources needed for operation. Students will examine common issues and challenges for this sector.

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