Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Caring for a senior or elderly relative or friend or client at home may be one of the most gratifying and rewarding experiences of a lifetime, but is one that may also be filled with frustration, physical and mental weariness, and at times, resentment. Understanding the challenges and responsibilities of elder care, learning how to deal with day-to-day challenges and providing a safe and senior-friendly environment to loved ones is essential in the caregiving process. Encouraging seniors to stick to medication schedules, preventing dehydration and providing proper hygiene are essential in long-term care scenarios.

Learning how to safely transfer seniors in a variety of scenarios while at the same time protecting the caregiver are essential, as is learning how to deal with security and safety in the home of a senior diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Caring for seniors in a home environment also means providing care for the caregiver. Time-outs, support, dealing with difficult family members as well as the emotional, physical and mental strains of caregiving are addressed in this course.

Dealing with behavior problems such as aggression is also discussed, as are recognizing and preventing situations of senior abuse. Learning how to identify the warning signs of senior abuse and dealing with feelings of anger, resentment and stress are addressed in this course, and are as important for caregivers as they are for all  family members.

Finally, learning about community options for respite and end-of-life or hospice scenarios will help caregivers provide the best in effective, efficient and quality home care for seniors.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe methods for providing care to the elderly.
  • Describe safety methods that must be observed when caring for the elderly.
  • Describe ways to deal with patients that have Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Describe daily routines and common behavior problems.
  • Recognize and preventing senior abuse.
  • Summarize the role and purpose of hospice care.
  • Describe ways to proactively prevent problems and dealing with mobility issues.
  • Describe methods for dealing with Alzheimer's.
  • Describe dealing with daily routines and behavior problems.
  • Identify how to recognize and prevent senior abuse.
  • Describe respite care options and hospice.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1: Caring For An Elder 8 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 2: Dealing With Day To Day Challenges 10 points
Lesson 3: Safety First! 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 4: Preventing Problems 9 points
Lesson 5: Mobility Issues 10 points
Lesson 6: Dealing With Alzheimer's 9 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 7: Caring for the Caregiver 10 points
Lesson 8: Body Works and Limitations 10 points
Lesson 9: Daily Routines 10 points
Lesson 10: Behavior Problems 9 points
Lesson 11: Recognizing and Preventing Senior Abuse 10 points
Lesson 12: Staying Active 9 points
Lesson 13: Respite Care Options 10 points
Lesson 14: Finding Help 10 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 15: Hospice 10 points
The Final Exam 40 points
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