Care Skills & Care of the Older Person
The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care effectively for older people in a variety of healthcare settings while catering for their individual and unique needs and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment.
This course combines the two modules that are currently mandatory for any health care worker at level 5 – Care Skills & Care of the Older Person. As such, it gives the learner a deep understanding of the role of a health care worker. This is achieved by exploring key topics such as the concept of the ageing process, good work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for older people, how to meet the range of specific of needs of older people in a variety of care settings and how to enhance the quality of life of the older person. This course also addresses the Activities of Daily Living and the correct use of equipment in healthcare settings. Throughout this course learners will also take part in practical demonstrations, illustrating how to assist a client with dressing, grooming, eating and drinking.