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

Students will be assessed on both the theoretical and practical elements of the course through:

  • Project Work
  • Skills Demonstration

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