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Caring for Elderly People Level 3 Online Course. 100 Hours Certificate Course.
This accredited Level 3 Caring Elderly Care course online covers international standards of care. Unfortunately we often hear these days, of our older generation's fears and needs being ignored or misunderstood. This may happen because those involved in the care of older people have never studied Gerontology - the scientific study of old age, the aging process and the problems older people face. This course will help you develop the ability to understand the psychological problems associated with getting old, so that you can effectively counsel older people, including counselling those suffering from the early stages of dementia and other diseases. You will also be able to help relatives understand the issues, enabling them to deal with situations better.
By studying this excellent Gerontology distance learning program from home or in your work place at lunchtime for example, you will learn how to care for the well-being of elderly people and improve their quality of life in old age. This course will be of real benefit to you if you are:
- A Home Carer
- A Residential Home Worker
- A Care Manager
- A Care Provider for older people
- An unpaid Carer of an older person
- A son or daughter wanting to understand the issues your parents face or will face during old age
- A Manager or someone who is responsible for organising care for the elderly in any way
Learn what happens to a person's state of mind as they age. Discover ways in which a counsellor, carer or anyone else might interact with and
Lesson Structure: Aged Care and Counseling BPS212
There are 9 lessons:
- Understanding Ageing
- What do we mean by Ageing? Population Ageing,
- The Effects of the Ageing Population,
- Theories of Human Development, Eriksonâ€™s Theory of Development,
- Theories of Retirement,
- Disengagement Theory,
- Activity Theory,
- Atchleyâ€™s Model of Retirement
- Lifestyle Changes
- Relationships with Children,
- Relationships with Partners (Husband/wife),
- Relationships with Grandchildren,
- Friendships, Sexuality and Older People,
- Cognitive Changes,
- Determining Type of Depression,
- Unipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorder,
- Causes of Depression,
- Risk factors for Depression,
- Men and Depression,
- Depression in Older People,
- Deterioration of Health
- Physical Changes Skin,
- Hair, Height,
- Sex, Eyes, Chronic Health Problems,
- Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, etc.
- Exercise, Diet, Nutrition, Eating habits, etc.
- Pain relief, Medication, Stress.
- Support Services
- Preventative Services,
- Occupational Therapists,
- Complimentary Practitioners,
- Counseling Professionals,
- Other Support Services (eg. Meals on Wheels, Funeral Services)
- Enablement Techniques
- Common Risks for Elderly: Risk of Falling, Vision, Hearing, Nutrition, Sexuality.
- Techniques to maintain Quality of Life: Driving a car, banking, shopping, house cleaning, Gardening, Socialising, Pets, Exercise, Sport
- Grief and Loss Counseling
- What is grief,
- Psychological aspects of Long Term Grief:
- Family, Work, Financial, Loneliness, Morality after bereavement,
- Counselors Response and Intervention,
- Practical Intervention, Depression
- Debilitating and Terminal Illness
- Kinds of Dementia (Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia);
- Strategies for Counseling the Demented Client;
- Communication, Daily Activities, Sleeping Difficulties, Hallucinations and Delusions, Wandering, Depression, Terminal Illness: Patients Response, Anxiety, Depression, Guilt & Anger, Defense Mechanisms.
- Preparing for Approaching Death; Practical Preparations, Emotional Responses, Responses of Friends and Family
- Losing a Loved One
- Importance of Loss,
- Role of the Deceased,
- Death of a Child,
- Stigmatised Death,
- Counseling Strategies: Bibliotherapy, Use of Rituals, Bereavement Support Groups.
- Special Therapeutic Situations: Traumatic, Sudden, and Stigmatised Loss, Ongoing Support, Social Stigmas of Suicide
- Ethics and Intervention
- Barriers to Aged Care Counseling,
- Addressing the Client€™s Needs,
- COMMON LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN AGED CARE: Decision Making Capacity, Competence, Informed Consent, Confidentiality, Euthanasia, etc
Who is this course for?
Counsellors, psychologists, teachers
A pc or laptop with internet connection.
This accredited Level 3 Caring Elderly Care course online is also a valuable addition to your teaching, counselling, management, life-coaching, or community services qualification.
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