Care for Older Adults

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Hours
30 Hours | Self-Paced
Setting
E-learn
Tutor
No Tutor
Qualification
i

Qualifications (e.g. GCSE) are awarded by organisations that are regulated by a Governmental department such as Ofqaul. Qualifications can be academic or vocational. If a course confers a qualification on completion we will state that qualification by its name. If a course does not confer a qualification, we mark that as Not Applicable or N/A.

N/A
Level
No experience needed
CPD
i

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD supports the development of vocational skills through training. CPD is skills-based learning and does not confer a qualification. The CPD Certification Service is a recognised, independent accreditation service that approves courses so that they can offer a CPD Verified Certificate. Points are equivalent to the number of hours spent learning on a verified course. A CPD verified course allows you to carry those points to the total required by the regulatory body in your sector.

30 Points Certified
Type
i

'Regulated Qualification' means you will be studying towards a qualification. Whereas 'Skills Training' means you are supporting your career development to improve your ability in a specific area of work. Skills Training does not confer a qualification. However, some Skills Training is accredited by The CPD Certification Service.

Skills Training
Regulated by
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Only qualifications (e.g. GCSE) need to be regulated. Qualifications are regulated by a Governmental department such as Ofqaul. If a course does not confer a qualification then it does not have a regulating body so we mark these as 'Not Applicable or N/A'. Note that CPD is not a qualification so does not have a regulatory body. The CPD Certification Service is not a qualification or exam regulatory body but an independent accreditation organisation.

N/A
Exam
Yes

Course Description

Did you know that 18.5% of the UK population is aged over 65? That's 12.4% people. By 2050 this number of be aged 65 and over will be 25% according to the UK's Office Of National Statistics.

Many older adults will need care in the near future. If you love helping and want a steady income and fulfilling career, then this is the job for you!

This course, written by a registered nurse with over 40 years' experience, will teach you what you need to know!

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who is considering a role in caring for an older adult. This could be a person thinking about becoming a geriatric nurse, a carer at a nursing home, wanting to volunteer with older adults, or someone who has elderly relatives and would like to make sure that they are able to give the best care possible.

We take you step-by-step through everything you need to know, including:

• Legal and financial information

• Nutrition and bathing guides

• How to have difficult conversations

• How to make sure you also care for yourself 

What you will learn

This course will walk you through each aspect of caring for an older adult. The course author, with over 40 years' experience as a registered nurse, breaks down each area of care with simple, easy to follow instructions that will allow you to be the best carer you can be! 

This course will teach you:

• How to best organize legal and financial information

• Options in care, from at-home to nursing homes

• Medical and nursing needs

• Patient advocacy

• Eastern and Western medicine 

• Daily practical caring 

• How to have tough conversations about end-of-life

• Caring for yourself

Module 1: Introduction

• What does “elderly” mean?

• Advances in elder care

• Options from independent living to full-time care

• Legal and financial information

Module 2: Home And Community Resources

• Safety in the home

• Legal and financial information

• End of life planning

• Resources for care

Module 3: Health Concerns

• Dementias

• Emotional and behavioral challenges

• Physical challenges

• Comprehensive treatment

Module 4: Basic Care

• Nutrition and Eating

• Hygiene

• Mobility

• Medication Management

Module 5: Challenges For Caregivers

• End-of-life Changes

• Hospice

• Caring for the Caregiver

• Resources for Caregiver Support

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

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Course Details

Hours
30 Hours | Self-Paced
Setting
E-learn
Tutor
No Tutor
Qualification
i

Qualifications (e.g. GCSE) are awarded by organisations that are regulated by a Governmental department such as Ofqaul. Qualifications can be academic or vocational. If a course confers a qualification on completion we will state that qualification by its name. If a course does not confer a qualification, we mark that as Not Applicable or N/A.

N/A
Level
No experience needed
CPD
i

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD supports the development of vocational skills through training. CPD is skills-based learning and does not confer a qualification. The CPD Certification Service is a recognised, independent accreditation service that approves courses so that they can offer a CPD Verified Certificate. Points are equivalent to the number of hours spent learning on a verified course. A CPD verified course allows you to carry those points to the total required by the regulatory body in your sector.

30 Points Certified
Type
i

'Regulated Qualification' means you will be studying towards a qualification. Whereas 'Skills Training' means you are supporting your career development to improve your ability in a specific area of work. Skills Training does not confer a qualification. However, some Skills Training is accredited by The CPD Certification Service.

Skills Training
Regulated by
i

Only qualifications (e.g. GCSE) need to be regulated. Qualifications are regulated by a Governmental department such as Ofqaul. If a course does not confer a qualification then it does not have a regulating body so we mark these as 'Not Applicable or N/A'. Note that CPD is not a qualification so does not have a regulatory body. The CPD Certification Service is not a qualification or exam regulatory body but an independent accreditation organisation.

N/A
Exam
Yes

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