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Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled is designed to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective care to any elderly or disabled clients in your care. People are living longer and as we age our bodies operate less efficiently. The course begins by helping you understand how aging affects the body. You will examine the manner in which various organs and systems throughout the body deteriorate due to the aging process. You will then study the various medical conditions that can result from such deterioration. You will learn how to identify them, how they will affect your clients’ lifestyle and how they will influence the type of care you provide to clients. A further aspect of life is that due to accidents or medical conditions people develop disabilities. The course then examines spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries which are the most common injuries that cause individuals to require fulltime care. You will examine the various forms of brain and spinal cord injuries and the effects that they can have on the individual’s lifestyle. The course concludes by reviewing the emotional impact that such traumatic injuries can have on the client, their families and the carer. You will learn about the skills necessary to support the client and their family through the care process, and if necessary, help them prepare for death. The course will be of great interest to professionals working as caregivers and who wish to ensure that that their skills are kept to a high standard, or those who provide care to a elderly or disabled.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Discuss the function of various systems and organs within the body;
    - Discuss the manner in which various systems and organs within the body deteriorate due to aging;
    - Describe how care should be adapted for each client, depending on their general health;
    - Differentiate between different forms of spinal cord injuries and paralysis;
    - Describe the appropriate care technique to be used for a client with a traumatic brain injury;
    - Describe how to support terminally ill clients and their families.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Advance Learning Academy

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 3 )
  • ELDERLY CARE AND CARING FOR THE DISABLED
  • Module 1 : Elderly Care - How Aging Affects the Body
    • Learn how and why various systems and organs within the body deteriorate with age, and how care should be adapted for each client, depending on their general health.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Human Body: Heart, Lungs, Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Body: Skin and Bones
    • Human Body: Stomach, Intestines, Kidneys and Bladder
    • Human Body: Immune System, Diabetes and Senses
    • Module Summary
  • Module 2: Caring for the Disabled - Traumatic Injuries
    • Learn how to differentiate between different forms of spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Learn how to support clients or loved ones who have suffered a traumatic injury and adapt your care to suit their needs. Learn about the appropriate care techniques used for a client with life-changing injuries.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strokes
    • Emotional Impact of Traumatic Injuries
    • Preparing for Death
    • Module Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 3: Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled - Assessment
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