Senior Care Partner

Helping Seniors Age at Home

This program will teach you how to assess a client's needs and develop a care plan using clinical service, community-based services and technology. Upon completion, you will be able to manage multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicate with clients and their families. With this 16-week program, you can help clients stay at home and avoid the need to transition to a nursing home or assisted-living facility.

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Age 65+ in Florida


Adults 60+ in SWFL


Increase in adults 60+ by 2040


Increase in adults 70+ by 2040

FGCU is dedicated to caring for our seniors and creating opportunities for positive aging. Learn more.

What is a Senior Care Partner?

  • A senior care partner is a specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for older adults and their families. The senior care partner assists clients in maintaining their maximum level of independence. They have a broad range of knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of services in their communities.
  • Today, care partners work for care management practices, home care agencies, senior living organizations, health systems, medical groups and health insurance plans. 

Why a Senior Care Partner Program?

Demographics and consumer preferences suggest the need for senior care partners will materially grow. Today’s seniors strive to maintain active and independent lifestyles. Fortunately, home and community-based services have grown to help older adults continue living at home. Care partners can help to coordinate these services and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospitals and nursing homes.


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Disclaimer: Completion of this program does not guarantee employment. Participants must understand that specific academic credentials or degrees (i.e. bachelor’s, master’s) may be necessary for a related position and/or national certification.


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Innovative Education & Partnerships is located in Modular 2 on the south end of campus.  Visitors can park in the adjacent lot or Garage 2 after receiving a parking pass at the information booth at the main campus entrance. 

Hours | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Questions? | Call 239-745-4700 

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