The Life Care Planning Graduate Certificate is designed for inter-disciplinary professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a desire to develop and use a Life Care Plan (LCP).
Professionals involved in health care and education would benefit from this program, as the Life Care Planning Graduate Certificate will provide an overview of concepts and disease\diagnoses-specific considerations to include in the LCP, and training on how to present and defend LCP content. For those working with persons with catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community-based practices and in the home, the Life Care Planning Graduate Certificate will provide an overview of LCP concepts and of how the medical, nursing and therapy teams contribute to the LCP.
Those who complete the Graduate Certificate will understand the purpose, content, process of development, and utilization of the LCP, and will be able to contribute to a LCP.
After successfully completing the four courses, students will receive a post-professional certificate of completion. The credits may be applied to the Post Professional OTD program offered in the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences and may be used toward pre-certification training hours to qualify for the Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) credential through the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC).