Caring for Older People
Distance Learning Course of 7 Lessons
This course has been discontinued
The care of older people is a complex and skilled branch of health care. To be effective, carers need to be knowledgeable, flexible and positive in their interventions. This course’s objectives are based on the idea that care of older people needs to be holistic. This means that in order to be effective a carer must consider the client from biological, psychological and sociological viewpoints.
About Caring For Older People
It is essential to underpin this holistic assessment with an insight into the relationships between the client’s individual needs and the attitudes and resources that currently exist. In each session you will find activities which help you to explore both the situation experienced by the older person and your own beliefs and value systems.
The impact of demographic trends in caring for older people
The Social Context of Care for Older People
Provision of Care Within a Mixed Economy
Helping older people achieve independence
The Physiology of Ageing
Promoting Health in Older People
Holistic Care for Older People