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Did you know that the senior population is expected to double in the next few years? As the boomer population reaches age 65, the senior population is projected to reach 83.7 million – approximately twenty percent of the total US population.

According to Quartz Magazine, the future of American jobs is taking care of the elderly. The US Bureau of labor statistics predicts that the job of personal-care aide will be grow faster than any other. If you love helping and want a steady income and fulfilling career, then this is the job for you! 

Many older adults will need care in the near future. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives might already be in need of some help. This course, written by a registered nurse with over 40 years' experience, will teach you what you need to know!

Providing care is an important job - you need to be sure you're providing the best care possible in the correct way. Knowledge is the best way to prevent injuries of those in your care.

Whether you are caring for a relative or work at a senior home, taking care of someone can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be filled with many frustrations. This course guides you as you learn how to deal with the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities of elder care.

 

Requisitos

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lecciones

Module 1: Introduction

  • What does “elderly” mean?
  • Advances in elder care
  • Options from independent living to full-time care
  • Legal and financial information

Module 2: Home And Community Resources

  • Safety in the home
  • Legal and financial information
  • End of life planning
  • Resources for care

Module 3: Health Concerns

  • Dementias
  • Emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Physical challenges
  • Comprehensive treatment

Module 4: Basic Care

  • Nutrition and Eating
  • Hygiene
  • Mobility
  • Medication Management

Module 5: Challenges For Caregivers

  • End-of-life Changes
  • Hospice
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Resources for Caregiver Support

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¿Para quién es este curso?

This course is ideal for anyone who is considering a role in caring for an older adult. This could be a person thinking about becoming a geriatric nurse, a carer at a nursing home, wanting to volunteer with older adults, or someone who has elderly relatives and would like to make sure that they are able to give the best care possible. 

Everyone can benefit from learning how to provide exceptional care, both for the people around them and for themselves. Knowing that you can step up in an emergency and help others is valuable, as are the skills you will learn in this course.

Posibilidades de carrera

This course could lead you to discovering the joys of nursing, working as a carer in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or considering a path towards working with older adults as a doctor. Many medical fields are focused on caring for older adults, and it may be that you find the passion of your life in one of them! 

Or perhaps this course simply allows you the peace of mind that you are caring for the loved older adults in your life to the absolute best of your ability. 

No matter what, the contents of this course will be invaluable! 

Certificados

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    Did you know that the senior population is expected to double in the next few years? As the boomer population reaches age 65, the senior population is projected to reach 83.7 million – approximately twenty percent of the total US population.

    According to Quartz Magazine, the future of American jobs is taking care of the elderly. The US Bureau of labor statistics predicts that the job of personal-care aide will be grow faster than any other. If you love helping and want a steady income and fulfilling career, then this is the job for you! 

    Many older adults will need care in the near future. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives might already be in need of some help. This course, written by a registered nurse with over 40 years' experience, will teach you what you need to know!

    Providing care is an important job - you need to be sure you're providing the best care possible in the correct way. Knowledge is the best way to prevent injuries of those in your care.

    Whether you are caring for a relative or work at a senior home, taking care of someone can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be filled with many frustrations. This course guides you as you learn how to deal with the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities of elder care.

     

    Requisitos

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lecciones

    Module 1: Introduction

    • What does “elderly” mean?
    • Advances in elder care
    • Options from independent living to full-time care
    • Legal and financial information

    Module 2: Home And Community Resources

    • Safety in the home
    • Legal and financial information
    • End of life planning
    • Resources for care

    Module 3: Health Concerns

    • Dementias
    • Emotional and behavioral challenges
    • Physical challenges
    • Comprehensive treatment

    Module 4: Basic Care

    • Nutrition and Eating
    • Hygiene
    • Mobility
    • Medication Management

    Module 5: Challenges For Caregivers

    • End-of-life Changes
    • Hospice
    • Caring for the Caregiver
    • Resources for Caregiver Support

    Carrera

    ¿Para quién es este curso?

    This course is ideal for anyone who is considering a role in caring for an older adult. This could be a person thinking about becoming a geriatric nurse, a carer at a nursing home, wanting to volunteer with older adults, or someone who has elderly relatives and would like to make sure that they are able to give the best care possible. 

    Everyone can benefit from learning how to provide exceptional care, both for the people around them and for themselves. Knowing that you can step up in an emergency and help others is valuable, as are the skills you will learn in this course.

    Posibilidades de carrera

    This course could lead you to discovering the joys of nursing, working as a carer in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or considering a path towards working with older adults as a doctor. Many medical fields are focused on caring for older adults, and it may be that you find the passion of your life in one of them! 

    Or perhaps this course simply allows you the peace of mind that you are caring for the loved older adults in your life to the absolute best of your ability. 

    No matter what, the contents of this course will be invaluable! 

    Certificados

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    6245 Students

    Dinero Garantizada

    Acreditado

    Acreditado