Elder Care: What We Can Learn from Finland (and What Can They Learn from US) #335

Online, On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

Michigan State University School of Social Work seeks to be as accessible as possible. You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. The new licensure law states that, in Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. For more information, please see the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director's Office Social Work General Rules. (R 338. 2963)

At the same time that we are facing global aging, countries are struggling with workforce shortages and economic changes that require them to renegotiate their social welfare systems in politically acceptable ways. This course will present basic information about the structure of elder care in the United States and Finland, some health and social welfare outcomes from each country, and strengths and weaknesses of each approach to care.