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FETAC Level 5 Care of the Elderly
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Care of the Elderly

Course Objectives

  • Understand and demonstrate good work practices in the provision of care for older people

  • Understand the concept of the ageing process

  • Satisfy the needs of older people in a variety of care settings

  • Enhance the quality of life for the older person

Assessment Structure

Students will be assessed on both the theoretical and practical elements of the course through:

  • Project Work

  • Skills Demonstration

Course Syllabus

  • The physiological and psychological process of ageing

  • Social attitudes to ageing people

  • Impact of the ageing process on the older person

  • Promotion of positive attitudes to the ageing process

  • Identify care settings and services available for older people

  • Current provision of care settings and support services for older people

  • The role of the health care assistant when working with an older person

  • Identify physical, emotional and social needs of the older person

  • Caring for Older People with specific needs

  • Effective communication with the older person

  • Promotion of advocacy, empowerment, independence, dignity and respect of the older person.

  • The role of the family/carer
  • Personal effectiveness in the workplace

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