Care of the Older Person

Training Aim

The objective of the Care of the Older Person module is to guide you to understand and demonstrate good work practices in the provision of care for older people and understand the concept of the ageing process. You will also learn to satisfy the needs of older people in a variety of care settings and enhance the quality of life for the older person.

Learning Outcomes

  • The physiological and psychological process of ageing
  • Social attitudes to ageing people
  • Impact of the ageing process on the older person
  • Promotion of positive attitudes to the ageing process
  • Identify care settings and services available for older people
  • Current provision of care settings and support services for older people
  • The role of the health care assistant when working with an older person
  • Identify physical, emotional and social needs of the older person
  • Caring for older people with specific needs
  • Effective communication with the older person
  • Promotion of advocacy, empowerment, independence, dignity and respect of the older person.
  • The role of the family/carer
  • Personal effectiveness in the workplace

Assessment Method

  • Project Work
  • Skills Demonstration

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To find out more about the full course that this module is just one part of please see below.

QQI Level 5 Care Skills & Care of the Older Person

Chevron College offers online QQI Level 5 accredited minor awards in Care Skills and Care of the Older Person. These certifications equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue roles as healthcare assistants specializing in elderly care within the community.

Upon enrolment, you’ll participate in a live induction webinar with a tutor to familiarise yourself with our online platform and learn how to successfully navigate your courses. Subsequently, you’ll gain access to the online platform for a period of 4 months, providing ample time to complete the assessments for the 2 modules and fulfil the required 40 hours of work placement. Assessment methods include assignments, projects, and skills demonstrations, all graded through continuous evaluation.

Throughout the course, tutors are available via email to address any queries and offer feedback on your assessments prior to submission. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to attend live webinars with a studies advisor, covering topics such as academic writing, study techniques, and referencing.

Graduates of this minor award can pursue roles as healthcare assistants in Homecare Services. Furthermore, completion of the two modules can contribute towards achieving a QQI Level 5 major award in Healthcare Support.

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