Free Online Elderly Care Course | Caring for the Disabled | Alison

Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled - Revised

In this course learn how to treat people suffering from various mental and physical health conditions, as a result of ageing and traumatic injuries.

Free Course
Alison's free online Elderly Care course will teach you how to treat people suffering from various mental and physical health conditions. Caregivers are highly valued and in-demand professionals who make a big difference to the health organizations they work for. With this short course, you will be able to acquire the essential skills and concepts that will take your caregiving career to the next level.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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In this course you will learn about health conditions people suffer due to ageing: the brain, central nervous system and health conditions such as decreased sensitivity to pain, learning dysfunction and insomnia. You will learn about the heart, lungs and circulatory system and health conditions such as angina and cardiovascular disease. Moreover, you will learn skills and methods for helping clients' physical and mental health.

In addition, you will learn about the deterioration of the human body due to damage, aging and illness; different skin conditions and how to treat them; bones, joints and muscles and illnesses that effect the comfort and mobility of patients. You will learn techniques for treating patients to improve their quality of life and how various body functions deteriorate with age; symptoms, health implications and appropriate treatments. Finally, you will examine the process of dying - the physical stages of death and what to expect; how people grieve; common emotional responses by people associated with the person dying, as well as strategies and techniques for assisting people close to the dying person.

If you’re interested in caregiving as a future career, or if you’re a health professional seeking to improve your skills, then this clear and simple course is the one for you. Learn effective caregiving skills about how to treat people suffering from various mental and physical health conditions. With this free course, you’ll learn these vital skills in just 3 hours. So start this course today, and by the end of the week you’ll have developed an excellent new set of skills.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the process of ageing and disability
  • Describe the manner in which a range of the body’s systems deteriorate as the body ages
  • Discuss the implications the deterioration of a client's body has on a care worker’s duties
  • List a range of medical conditions that people suffer as a result of ageing
  • Develop the skills necessary to identify and treat various medical conditions
  • Realise that people with the same disability often have unique needs
  • Discuss various spinal cord injuries and the effects they have on individuals and their lifestyles


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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