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Caring for the Elderly Level 3

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

Course description

Britain has an ageing population and the care sector is expected to increase significantly over the next few years. Specialist skills will be required in order to care for the elderly, you can study these skills on this home learning course.

Course Content

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

Why choose Open Study College

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Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 379.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 71.85 with a deposit of GBP
47.90 totalling 479

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Open Study College - First class home learning with a difference!

At Open Study College we exceed in delivering a unique home learning experience! Having helped over 73,000 people improve their skills with a trusted qualification, Open Study College is one of the UK’s largest distance learning colleges. Offering over 500...


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