courseCertificate in Aged Care and Counselling

Make a difference to someone's life today by taking our Certificate in Aged Care and Counselling

For the older generation, change is a constant in their lives. With changes to lifestyle, social life and family it can be hard to cope.

In the duration of this course you will learn how to make a big difference to someone's life. You will be taught lots of methods to help them cope and live a better and fuller life. The techniques we will teach you can be used by a counsellor, carer or anyone who interacts with and supports an older person.

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What the course will teach you:

  • Introduction to Aged Care
  • Understanding Ageing
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Deterioration of Health
  • Support Services
  • Much more

£299
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About Course

Certificate in Aged Care and Counselling

Module One : Introduction to Aged Care

Overview of the course
Brief introduction to the needs of the elderly

Module Two : Understanding Ageing

Gerontology
What do we mean by Ageing?
Population Ageing
The Effects of the Ageing Population
Theories of Human Development
Erikson’s Theory of Development
Levinson
Theories of Retirement
Disengagement Theory
Activity Theory
Atchley’s Model of Retirement

Module Three : Lifestyle Changes

Relationships
Relationships with Children
Relationships with Partners
Relationships with Grandchildren
Friendships
Sexuality and Older People
Cognitive Changes
Intelligence
Depression
Determining Type of Depression
Unipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Causes of Depression
Risk factors for Depression
Men and Depression
Depression in Older People Symptoms

Module Four : Deterioration of Health

Physical Changes
Skin Hair Height Senses Reflexes Sex Eyes
Chronic Health Problems Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Gout etc.
Exercise
Diet
Nutrition
Eating habits etc.
Pain relief
Medication
Stress.

Module Five : Support Services

Preventative Services
Occupational Therapists
Physiotherapists
Complimentary Practitioners
Counselling Professionals
Other Support Services (eg. Meals on Wheels Funeral Services)

Module Six : Enablement Techniques

Common Risks for Elderly: Risk of Falling Vision Hearing Nutrition Sexuality.
Techniques to maintain Quality of Life
Driving
Banking
Shopping
Cleaning
Gardening
Socialising
Pets
Exercise
Sport
Grief and Loss Counselling
What is Grief?
Psychological aspects of Long Term Grief
Family Work Financial Loneliness
Morality after bereavement
Counsellors Response and Intervention
Practical Intervention
Depression

Module Seven : Debilitating and Terminal Illness

Dementia Kinds of Dementia (Alzheimers Vascular Dementia)
Strategies for Counselling the Demented Client
Communication
Daily Activities
Sleeping Difficulties
Hallucinations and Delusions
Wandering
Depression
Terminal Illness: Patients Response
Anxiety
Depression
Guilt & Anger
Defense Mechanisms
Preparing for Approaching Death;
Practical Preparations
Emotional Responses
Responses of Friends and Family

Module Eight : Losing a Loved One

Importance of Loss
Assessment Role of the Deceased Death of a Child
Stigmatised Death
Co-Morbidity
Counselling Strategies
Bibliotherapy
Use of Rituals
Bereavement Support Groups
Special Therapeutic Situations
Traumatic Sudden and Stigmatised Loss
Ongoing Support
Social Stigmas of Suicide

Module Nine : Ethics and Intervention

Barriers to Aged Care Counselling
Addressing the Client’s Needs
Common Legal and Ethical Issues with Aged Care
Decision Making Capacity
Competence
Informed Consent
Confidentiality
Euthanasia etc.

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)

Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.