Cambridge College School of Management Launches Senior Care Management Concentration to Help Meet Rising Need for Elder Care

Jan 15, 2013, 15:36 ET from Cambridge College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cambridge College School of Management is pleased to announce the launch of the "Senior Care Management" Concentration for the Master of Management degree. The concentration will be available to graduate students beginning in Spring 2013.


According to Dr. Elwood Robinson, Cambridge College Provost, the new concentration will help train those seeking to join the growing workforce of elder care managers.  "Demand for management professionals in elder care is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years as our population ages," says Dr. Robinson. "With the new concentration in Senior Care Management, Cambridge College is helping to train a population that is capable of meeting this emerging need in our communities."

The Senior Care Management concentration will be part of the School of Management's offerings in health care management. It is intended for individuals who are currently working in the senior and long-term care field, such as administrators, managers, nurses, and other health care workers, or those who have an interest in doing so.  The concentration will offer students a career track in the field of senior and long-term care, by allowing them to combine core courses in management, concentration courses in health care, and specialized courses in the field of gerontology and long-term care administration.

As with all Cambridge College programs, students have the opportunity to complete a graduate degree within a high demand concentration while maintaining their full time employment and meeting family obligations.  

"As our nation's demographics change, the need for managers trained to work in elder care is undeniable," says Dr. Mary Ann Joseph, Acting Dean of the School of Management.  "The Senior Care Management concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and manage organizations that treat this population competently and compassionately."

The Senior Care Management concentration will include relevant courses offered by the Cambridge College School of Psychology and Counseling as part of their Geriatric Mental Health program, as well courses offered by the School of Management. This will allow students to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the social and psychological aspects of aging and the care needs of the elderly while also acquiring competence in the practical aspects of managing in senior care organizations. Students will improve their expertise in facility and resident care management, reimbursement methods, fiscal management, budgeting and accounting, marketing, leadership and human resource management, and will also understand the legal, regulatory and ethical aspects of caring for the elderly. Courses will be taught by faculty practitioners who have years of real-world experience in managing senior care organizations.

For more information on curriculum, please contact Mary Ann Joseph (Dean, School of Management) at

Cambridge College:
Cambridge College ( is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools –Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners. 

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