This course provides students with an introduction to the basic learning and analytical frameworks of Long-Term Care (LTC). Three perspectives or approaches are used to describe and discuss the complicated LTC landscape. First, LTC is examined as a “system” - that is, a cluster of interrelated components. Next, LTC is explored from the point of view of public policy - that is, from the perspective of various courses of action open to government to address the LTC dilemma. Finally, LTC is viewed as an expanding market for providers of health care, social services and housing.