dcsimg
Google Site Search
Nutritionist Schools By State

Long Term Care Professional

What Is A Long-Term Care Professional?

Long-Term Care professionals manage just about every aspect of sustained residential care for patients who are elderly or chronically ill. This includes business management, administrative duties, organization, staffing and patient care including medical treatment, counseling and especially nutrition. Full-time long-term patients rely on long-term care professionals for just about every aspect of their lives, creating a demand for competent, capable and empathetic individuals to run these facilities.

The populations of the US and Canada continue to age as the infamous baby boomer generation retires more each year. Demand for long-term care providers is expected to grow at an increasing rate over the coming decade, creating a need for more professionals than ever before. With this increased demand will also come increased responsibilities to care for an ever-growing, ever-aging population of long-term care patients. Health care is, after all a business, and the business of long-term care is growing faster than most every other field in North America. For our visitors interested in nutrition for the elderly, chronically ill or the organization and provision of nutrition at facilities providing these services, its possible that a degree in long term care is right for you. A long-term care degree provides graduates with the skills and tools to address issues such as patient care, increased costs, human resources, patient insurance and economic considerations and the provision of food and medications.

A degree in long-term care enables professionals to work in a variety of environments including the following:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Retirement Communities
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Mental Health Institutions
  • Other Various Types of Managed Care Facilities

Nutrition & Long-Term Care

Part of the responsibilities of being a long-term care professional is providing patients with everything they need to become or remain as healthy as possible. For those who are interested in nutrition, dietetics and long-term managed care, a degree in long-term care could either be a way into the industry, or the perfect compliment to a nutrition degree or career in nutrition services. Many nutritionists and dietitians work in long-term care facilities, but may want to move to a more administrative role within the industry.

For visitors with a degree and/or experience in nutrition, dietetics or another closely related field who are interested in a career in managed care or who wish to advance their career in long-term managed care, Nutritionist-World has the following Long-Term Care degrees featured below. Request information and find a program that works best with your educational and career goals.

Long-Term Care & Gerontology

long term care degrees

Gerontology is the study of the aging process from middle age until the later stages of life. Many patients of long-term care facilities are elderly, requiring specific treatment for ailments that affect only those who are at a certain stage of aging. Gerontologists are professionals that often work with senior citizens, focused on the mental, physical and social changes resulting in the increase of their age. Gerontology often includes nutrition as a large part of its study, as the nutrition of elderly patients becomes more and more important, both as a treatment and a preventative measure against the effects of aging as well as an increased susceptibility toward illness and injury.

Many schools listed on Nutritionist-World offer degrees in Gerontology. Request information from as many schools as you would like, compare degrees, and find the program and courses that best fit your specific career goals.

Long-Term Care Salary & Career Outlook

Long-term care facilities currently employ nearly 23 percent of all health care workers in the US. Over half of these work in specified managed-care nursing and retirement facilities for the elderly and chronically ill. Overall, these occupations are expected to grow by nearly 25 percent over the coming decade, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That is one near employee for ever four currently working in the industry by 2018. Very few industries in North America are forecasted to grow this fast over the same period of time.

The health care industry boasts one of the highest percentages of four-year degree graduates and higher among its ranks. The vast majority of long-term managed care facility professionals hold at least a bachelors degree while many more hold a master’s or higher. Likewise, many of the highest salaries are paid to those with the at least a bachelors degree in long-term care or a related industry. Salaries for long-term care professionals vary greatly throughout the industry, but are very competitive and tend to be higher than the average for the region in which they are paid.

Nutritionist Degree Schools

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            Ph.D. in Health Services - Self-Designed
            • Impact your world with a degree from Walden. Start today!
            • Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Click for more information.
            • Receive personal attention from advisors in enrollment, financial aid, academics, and other support services to make the most of your online program.
            • Study worry-free knowing you have 24/7 access to Walden technical support.
            • Convenient start dates throughout the year
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Healthcare Services Administration

            About the College of Westchester

            Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW's academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College's technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

            Please Call on 8447479919 to speak to a customer respresentative.

            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            AAS in Health Services Administration
            Berkeley College , White Plains
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in 2018 by the U.S. News & World Report.
            • Admits students throughout the year with quarterly start dates in January, April, July, and September.
            • Provides faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.
            • Offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business, design, health, plus certificate programs in practical nurse, medical assistant, and more.
            • Preparing students for professional and personal success since 1931.
            • Over $45 million in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2017-2018 award year.
            • 7,000+ students, including more than 350 international students representing over 50 countries
            • 3,000+ students took at least one online class in fall 2017
            • Berkeley College named a "Best of the Best" by U.S. Veterans Magazine; 2014-2015, 2017-2018
            • Berkeley College ranked first in its category in Overall Mobility Index, 2017 – The New York Times
            • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, 2014-2018 – U.S. News & World Report
            • USDLA/Quality Standards Certification, 2013-2017 – United States Distance Learning Association
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Health Services Diploma
            • Several campuses are designated as 2015 Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media.
            • Scholarships and other financial aid opportunities are available for students who qualify.
            • Day, evening, and online classes are available for flexible schedule options.
            • Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
            • Founded 160 years ago, it is one of America’s premier private career colleges.
            Show more [+]
            Master of Health Administration

            Ohio University has offered distance learning educational opportunities for more than 100 years. Our nationally-ranked graduate programs provide flexible opportunities to students around the globe

            • Online Courses
            MSN: Nursing Administrator

            The University of Saint Mary (USM) is an accredited institution that has been educating students since 1923.

            • Online Courses
            Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and Leadership (MBAHCML)
            • An online education institution dedicated to the study of Business Administration and Management.
            • Provides guidance and support for each student from their first course to graduation and beyond through its Academic Mentoring program.
            • Accepts transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities based on a course-by-course evaluation.
            • Offers flexible payment plans designed to help students find the best options for their specific needs including scholarships, fellowships, and employer-sponsored tuition.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Healthcare Administration
            • Based on their 2014 graduate survey, 85.7% of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
            • Offers academic assistance services for students, including tutors, personal advisors and SMARTHINKING, their 24/7 online learning assistance center.
            • 84% of surveyed graduates said they would recommend Central Penn College to a friend.
            • On-campus housing is provided through  apartments and townhouses, not dorms.
            • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on HIgher Education (MSCHE).
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Health Services Management (BS)

             The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

            Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Master of Health Administration

            The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

            • Online Courses
            Masters in Business Administration - Health Care Management

            Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

            Our online learning format is designed to help you successfully complete a professionally tailored degree or certificate, and still find a healthy balance between work and home life.

            At Brenau, “Be More” isn’t just a tagline, it’s a promise to yourself to reach your full potential in life and in your career. We help you do this with online programs that virtually surround you with instructors, staff and fellow students who encourage you to grow into the best “who” you can be – all on your schedule.

            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MSHS in Clinical Research Administration

            The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. Our location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities we provide our students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.

            Our expert faculty includes renowned experts in health care, from emergency care to regional health care providers, corporations and globally influential agencies. Students also benefit from our extensive alumni network of current experts in their fields.

            • Online Courses
            MS in Health Administration - General Track

            Saint Joseph’s University is a comprehensive, regionally accredited university. Our national rankings and AACSB accreditation in the Haub School indicate the high quality of our undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs both online and on campus.

            • Online Courses
            Master of Science in Health Care Administration
            Founded in 1946 by Mr. R.G. LeTourneau, LeTourneau University is private, nondenominational Christian university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Engineering, Business and Technology; the College of Aviation & Aeronautical Science; the College of College of Education, Arts and Sciences; and the College of Health Sciences & Professional Studies. In addition to its residential campus in Longview, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs online, allowing you to earn your degree without having to relocate. LeTourneau strives to engage learners, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and to serve the local and global community. LeTourneau University has also recently been ranked one of the top 100 Online Colleges for 2017 by TheBestSchools.org.
            • Online Courses
            Masters in Health Care Administration

            Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

            • Online Courses