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GERO 410 Special Topics: Long Term Care Administration

For further assistance with your assignment, ask at the Belzberg Library Reference Desk or contact Nina Smart, Liaison Librarian for Gerontology (778.782.5043 (inaccessible due to library closure) / ) Monday to Thursday at Belzberg Library or Ask a Librarian

NOTE Fall 2019: This course page is being updated.

Fall 2019 Nina will be having an office hour in the Gerontology department (HC 2800) Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30.

Course description

Instructor: Dan Levitt

"The purpose of this course is to enable the student an opportunity to understand long term care’s role in the health care continuum, understand the history of long term care services and to explore the role this sector should play in the provision of services in an integrated health care delivery system. "
For more information, see the GERO 410 Course outline 

Lecture facilitation/lead

Course paper


  • The encyclopedia of elder care [online] Major article on "Long-term care policy"
  • Handbook of geriatric care management [print]
  • Long-term care administration and management [online]
  • Managing geriatric health services [print] Chapter 1 "Administration within long term care"
  • Models and pathways for person-centered elder care [print]
  • Regulating long-term care quality : an international comparison [online and print]  
  • Residential long-term care in Canada [online]

Search the SFU catalogue -- sample subject headings:

  • Older people -- Long-term care 
  • Nursing Homes  - Administration
  • Older People - Medical Care

Sample keyword search: ("long term care" OR "elder care") AND (administ* OR manag*).
Note: Adding Canada or British Columbia in your search keywords will help you find more local resources.

Theses written by former students at the Department of Gerontology could also be useful. In particular, their list of references can provide other resources for you to look at. You can find theses in the library catalogue or in Summit.


Start with these databases to find journal articles.  Note: including geographic terms such Canada or British Columbia in your search keywords will help you find more local resources.  For more information, see  How to Find Journal Articles


Association webpages

British Columbia


See also:  Health Care Administration UBC Library guide