About

Many older adults will need care in the near future. Your 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 give you the information you need to provide the best care to these people.

Providing care is an important job and knowledge is the best way to prevent injuries for those in your care. This course includes information on home and community resources, potential health concerns, basic care essentials, and potential challenges for caregivers.

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.

Requirements

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.

Lessons

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

Career

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who is considering a role in caring for an older adult, whether this is in a career as a geriatric nurse, a carer at a nursing home, or through volunteer with older adults
  • People with elderly relatives who would like to make sure that they are able to give the best care possible.
  • Everyone. We can all benefit from learning how to provide exceptional care and the peace of mind that we are caring for the loved older adults in our lives to the absolute best of our ability.

Career path

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! 

 

Certification

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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    About

    Many older adults will need care in the near future. Your 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 give you the information you need to provide the best care to these people.

    Providing care is an important job and knowledge is the best way to prevent injuries for those in your care. This course includes information on home and community resources, potential health concerns, basic care essentials, and potential challenges for caregivers.

    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.

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    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

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone who is considering a role in caring for an older adult, whether this is in a career as a geriatric nurse, a carer at a nursing home, or through volunteer with older adults
    • People with elderly relatives who would like to make sure that they are able to give the best care possible.
    • Everyone. We can all benefit from learning how to provide exceptional care and the peace of mind that we are caring for the loved older adults in our lives to the absolute best of our ability.

    Career path

    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! 

     

    Certification

    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.

    highlight

    7394 Students

    highlight

    Guarantee

    highlight

    Accredited

    highlight

    Accredited