Starting September 5th, a new Elder Care Certificate program will be offered through Ohio State Marion’s Alber Enterprise Center, to meet the needs of those individuals and organizations serving Ohio’s aging population.
This certificate course has been developed as a result of a successful pilot program that the Center launched in 2017, through grant funding and in collaboration with four long-term care organizations. These organizations agreed to pilot the Elder Care Certificate (ECC) program through Alber Enterprise Center at Ohio State in order to develop employees’ skills and to improve the quality of elder care. In order to attract and retain workers, the focus of the ECC content was on developing soft skills and increasing staff members’ knowledge base in gerontology. Following the program, evaluation data showed that more than 75% of the participants increased their knowledge about health and wellness resources for older adults.
The full Elder Care Certificate course begins with four 1-hour online modules, to be completed prior to the in-class workshops, covering these topics: Health & Aging; Myths and Realities of Aging; Issues of Abuse/Neglect; and, Is There an App for That? After completing the online portion, participants attend in-person workshops on Thursdays: Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Location: Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber, 717 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The full registration fee is $420. Discounts may apply. To get more information about the program or to register online: https://go.osu.edu/ECC
The Ohio State University’s Alber Enterprise Center mission is to enable organizations to build internal strengths and remove obstacles for success through leadership development, continuous improvement and innovative culture. Among the Center’s guiding principles is to serve as a catalyst for change, innovation and progress, positively impacting individuals, organizations, and communities. To learn more about the Alber Enterprise Center, go to alber.osu.edu or call 740-725-6325.