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Lasell College and E.L.D.E.R. Create Innovative Eldercare Partnership

July 21, 2014

Lasell College and E.L.D.E.R. (Experiential Learning for Disability and Eldercare Resources), a leader in experiential learning for the eldercare field, announce a new educational partnership that brings together experts in the eldercare profession with Lasell College faculty to offer a new Professional Certificate in Eldercare Management.

The program, which launches this fall, provides current and future eldercare managers, with online and face-to-face instruction that is co-designed and co-taught by Lasell management faculty and directors of elder care communities, including skilled nursing, home care, adult day health, and more.

Among the eldercare experts teaching the courses are Kevin Burke, CEO of North Hill senior living company, and Steven Ellsweig, Executive Director of Sunrise Assisted Living in Norwood.

"These are the people best suited to teach Eldercare management," Karla Todd, Chief Learning Officer of E.L.D.E.R., said. "We feel it's important for students to receive relevant, practical education that will make a lasting impact on their careers."

Created with eldercare professionals in mind, the partnership addresses management training within the eldercare industry.

"The development of this certificate is our way of extending proven management practices in eldercare to individuals and organizations that can benefit from it. We view the certificate as more than continuing education-it's an opportunity to make a difference," said Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at Lasell College Joan Dolamore.

Executive Director Beth Vettori of Deaconess Abundant Life says of the partnership: "Across the board, there are employees in senior living, assisted living, and many other divisions of the eldercare workforce who take on more responsibilities with time. Whether they are formally promoted or not, these employees often times do not receive formal management training."

The collaboration between E.L.D.E.R. and Lasell aims to create transformative management learning for the eldercare profession.


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