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Care for Older Adults Course - CPD Certified

Accredited Online Course | Recognised Certificate Included | Unlimited 24/7 Lifetime Access


International Open Academy

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Price
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Offer ends 08 December 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
30 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
30 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Overview

Learn how to care for older adults, and yourself, in a holistic, respectful and effective manner

Did you know that the senior population is expected to double in the next few years? It is! As the boomer population reaches age 65, the senior population is projected to reach 83.7 million – almost double the estimated number in 2012 and approximately twenty percent of the total US population.

With that in mind, many older adults will need care in the near future. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives might already be in need of some help. This course, written by a registered nurse with over 40 years' experience, will teach you what you need to know!

KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
• Lifetime access – No time limits – Study at your own pace
• Internationally-recognized CPD accredited course
• Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country
• Immediate certificate download when you complete the course

Whether you are caring for a relative or work at a senior home, taking care of someone can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be filled with many frustrations. This course guides you as you learn how to deal with the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities of elder care.

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

CPD

30 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Description

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

And much more!

Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Introduction

  • 1.1 What does “elderly” mean?
  • 1.2 Advances in elder care
  • 1.3 Options from independent living to full-time care
  • 1.4 Legal and financial information

Module 2: Home And Community Resources

  • 2.1 Safety in the home
  • 2.2 Legal and financial information
  • 2.3 End of life planning
  • 2.4 Resources for care

Module 3: Health Concerns

  • 3.1 Dementias
  • 3.2 Emotional and behavioral challenges
  • 3.3 Physical challenges
  • 3.4 Comprehensive treatment

Module 4: Basic Care

  • 4.1 Nutrition and Eating
  • 4.2 Hygiene
  • 4.3 Mobility
  • 4.4 Medication Management

Module 5: Challenges For Caregivers

  • 5.1 End-of-life Changes
  • 5.2 Hospice
  • 5.3 Caring for the Caregiver
  • 5.4 Resources for Caregiver Support

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.

Everyone can benefit from learning how to provide exceptional care, both for the people around them and for themselves. Knowing that you can step up in an emergency and help others is valuable, as are the skills you will learn in this course.

Requirements

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.

Everyone can benefit from learning how to provide exceptional care, both for the people around them and for themselves. Knowing that you can step up in an emergency and help others is valuable, as are the skills you will learn in this course.

Career path

This course could lead you to discovering the joys of nursing, working as a carer in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or considering a path towards working with older adults as a doctor. Many medical fields are focused on caring for older adults, and it may be that you find the passion of your life in one of them!

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Kenisha asked:

Are there any online joint in class courses?

Answer:

Our Care for Older Adults course is fully online.

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Jennifer asked:

Social worker course

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Hi, thank you for your query. We don't offer, yet, unfortunately, a social worker course. Please keep an eye for future course releases.

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Anu asked:

How long is the course ? And how.many hours a week ? How many cpd points can I gain in total with this course. Can an mbbs doctor do this course

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There's no time limit for completing the course since you have lifetime access to the course content. You can complete it at your own pace. For more information about CPD certification and CPD points, please contact IOA's customer support.

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Gloria asked:

Hi, Can i register this course and study it outside UK?

Answer:

Hi Gloria, Thank you for your query. Our "Care for Older Adults" course is fully online, you can access it no matter where you live. All you need is a common operating system on your device and a reliable access to internet and you can start studying at a time of your convenience. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Okafor Oluchi asked:

My name is oluchi from Nigeria, a BSc holder of business administration. Can I get a work with AUD certificate after completing the course? Thanks

Answer:

Hi Oluchi, Thank you for your query. The "Care for Older Adults" course is the perfect foundation for anyone who'd like to build a career in this field. I invite you to have a look at the Course Syllabus on REED to learn more about the course content and the opportunities it opens. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Uju asked:

Can a none UK Citizen take part in the course?

Answer:

Hi Uju, Thank you for your query. We have students from all over the world, so yes, you can access our courses no matter where you are from. You just need an internet connection and a passion for learning. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Doris asked:

How can I pay for the caring for my Adu course.

Answer:

Hi, thank you for your query. You can use the payment options offered by REED, and we will contact you with all the relevant information for you to get started with your Care for Older Adults course. If you would like us to address this question in more detail, please take the time to reach us through the contact page on our website. Kind Regards, Michael

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