Helping seniors age at home
In this 16-week program, you will learn how to assess a client's needs and to develop a care plan using clinical services, community-based services, and technology that enables them to stay at home and to avoid moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility. You will learn how to manage multidisciplinary teams and to effectively communicate with clients and families.
The State of Florida's Older Adults
- 20.5% of the current Florida population is aged 65 or older.
- By 2030, 35.6% of SWFL's population will be 65 years or older.
- By 2050, 38.0% of SWFL's population will be 65 years or older.
- 18.3% of the current Florida population aged 65 or older lives alone.
- 32.5% of the current Florida population aged 65 or older lives with a disability.
- 10.5% of the current Florida population aged 65 or older lives below the poverty line.
The 60+ age population for SWFL are expected to grow as we advance in years.
Disclaimer: Completion of this program does not guarantee employment. Participants must understand that specific academic credentials or degrees (i.e. bachelor’s, master’s) may be necessary for a related position and/or national certification.Academic Quicklinks
Age 65+ in Florida
Adults 60+ in SWFL
Growth in adults 60+ by 2040
Growth in adults 70+ by 2040
Southwest Florida needs trained Senior Care Managers
Meet the Program Leaders:
Dr. Tom Felke
Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Marieb College of Health & Human Services
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science Program
Dr. Lesley Clack
Associate Professor & Chair, Health Sciences
Dr. Bryan Schaffer
Associate Professor, Department of Management
Co-Founder & Managing Partner for Life Home Health
Dr. Mathew Sheep
Associate Dean, Accreditations & Assurance of Learning
Lutgert College of Business
Dr. Diana L. Bailey
Vice President - Clinical Services, Moorings Park, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics & Finance
Dr. Rob Totterdale
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Information Systems
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Social Work
Dr. Chris Austin
Program Manager for Choices by Cypress at Home
Dr. Gabrielle Nicolais
Speech and Language Pathologist
Dr. Edwin Myers
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Vice President, Clinical Services, Cypress Living
Retired Healthcare Professional
Dr. Ahmed Samir Elokda
Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Vice President, Innovation, Cypress Living
Dr. Payal Kahar
Associate Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University
President and CEO, Cypress Living
Attorney, Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP
Have Questions? Need Further Assistance?
Our student support staff are readily available to assist you with your registration and/or general questions.
Innovative Education & Partnerships
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965