Look for the listings of long-term care facilities in your area. Long-term care facilities are facilities that provide rehabilitative, restorative, and/or ongoing skilled nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living. Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, inpatient behavioral health facilities, and long-term chronic care hospitals. Choose any one of these facilities and ask for an appointment to interview an Administrator at the facility.

Describe the admissions criteria, the programs & services available within the facility, monthly costs of living in the facility, and how residents can afford to absorb the costs.

Describe the career path that brought the Administrator to his/her current position, and the professional requirements that the Administrator have to meet to qualify for his/her occupation/position.

Describe the current challenges that the Administrator feel are facing his/her facility, and how are these problems being handled; What changes does the Administrator see on the horizon (especially with the Baby Boomers just around the corner) that will impact on his/her industry?

Ask the Administrator’s opinion regarding any of the subjects that you have learned during the course (societal attitudes toward old age, end-of–life decisions, caring for older adults, etc.)

Describe your own thoughts and feelings regarding this experience in conclusion, and explain how the experience made an impact on you (any insights, new ideas, issues, points of confusion, etc.)

Step 4: Write a report (with minimum of 1,000 words) that addresses the above-listed questions. Pay attention to grammar and sentence structure.

Your report should include answers to:

State the name, phone #, and e-mail address of the Administrator, including the date and time of the interview.