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Aged and Home Care

$399.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Are you are passionate about providing personal, physical and emotional support to the growing aged community? If so, this is an ideal program to launch your career as a personal care assistant in a rapidly growing industry.

Aged and Home Care is a short online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide care and support for the elderly in their home environment.

In this online aged and home care program you will learn how to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Provide home and community support services

  • Individual plan and goals
  • Provide domestic services
  • Home care plan
  • Home care packages (HCP)
  • Communication
  • Required equipment
  • Establish relationships
  • Meeting client needs
  • Maintaining self-esteem
  • Empathy and respect
  • Active observations
  • Clients rights
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Complaint procedures
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Law and ethics

Unit 2 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Develop relationships
  • Gaining trust
  • Approachability
  • Body language
  • Negative behaviours
  • Cultural / social differences
  • Confidentiality
  • Dealing with family
  • Identify physical disablers
  • Quality of life
  • Providing services
  • Empower the older person
  • Advocacy
  • Barriers to listening
  • Health and illness
  • Work and leisure
  • Foreseeable harm
  • Negligence
  • Policies and procedures
  • Supporting rights
  • Internal safeguards
  • Financial or physical abuse
  • Indications of abuse
  • Reporting abuse
  • Promote health and re-ablement
  • Promote health lifestyle
  • Utilise aids and modifications
  • Mobility
  • Preventing falls in home

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

Payment Information

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$399.00