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Caring for the Elderly and Dementia Care Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
649 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

 Caring for the

 elderly Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Health and Social Care

  • The Care Quality Commission
  • Types of care available to the elderly
  • Roles of workers within health and social care

Unit 2: Safeguarding of Vulnerable adults

  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults (SOVA)
  • Categories of abuse
  • Procedure in circumstances where abuse is suspected
  • Confidentiality
  • Legislation: the Data Protection Act
  • The Human Rights Act
  • Equality and Diversity

Unit 3: Enhancing Relationships

  • Principles of person-centred care
  • Care planning
  • Assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication

Unit 4: Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety Legislation (1974)
  • Risk assessment
  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • Cleaning agents and chemicals
  • Bodily fluids
  • Administering and storing medication
  • Consent
  • Moving and handling
  • Transferring service users
  • Infection control

Unit 5: Management of Dementia and End of Life Care

  • Nutrition
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Fibre
  • Fluids
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Signs of malnutrition
  • Types of dementia
  • Diagnosing dementia
  • Support services
  • Difficulties particular to dementia
  • Activities that help people with dementia
  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberties Act
  • End of life care
  • Gold Standards Framework

Unit 6: Common Conditions in the Elderly

  • Diabetes
  • Care of the skin
  • Prevention of pressure sores
  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Infection
  • Lung disease
  • Problems with valves
  • Obesity

 Dementia Care

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: What is Dementia?

  • The history of dementia
  • Warning signs of dementia
  • Three stages of dementia
  • Different forms of dementia
  • The causes of dementia

Unit 2: The physiological causes of dementia

  • Regions of the brain
  • The nervous system
  • Protein plaque and tangles

Unit 3: A Care Workers Role

  • Care settings
  • Patient-centred care
  • Bad practice and abuse
  • What help does a carer give?
  • Reality orientation (RO) and routine tasks

Unit 4: Communication Principles

  • Communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Back to basics
  • Withdrawal

Unit 5: Managing Daily Care

  • Daily care tasks
  • Managing behaviours

Unit 6: End of Life Care

  • What is end of life or palliative care?
  • How is palliative care administered?
  • Causes of death in dementia patients
  • Protocols and guidelines
  • Dealing with grief and anticipatory grief

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Pay Now: GBP 649.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 112.35 with a deposit of GBP
74.90 totalling 749

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