Caring for the Elderly
Elderly care focuses on the elderly’s personal and social needs, including help with health care and daily activities. The elderly desire to age with dignity. Therefore, there is a need for customisation of activities, housing, training of employees and services to suit the specific needs of the elderly. A significant percentage of elderly care worldwide falls under the informal or unpaid market segment.
Ageing is inevitable and affects all families. Adults imagining their parents as elderly might not give the right image of how their ageing is bound to affect them. This is more so true if parents are already aged, but still healthy and strong enough to care for themselves. Adults might not get a good sense of the concerns or dramatic changes that often occur when aged parents become dependent.
However, a time comes when the impact of parents’ ageing becomes apparent, hence the need for long-term care. As people age, they experience a decline in mental and physical vitality. As a result, the aged experience visible, drastic changes in standard of life, appearance and even emotional wellbeing.
You Will Learn:
- In this course, you will learn the following:
- The essence of elderly care
- Daily living activities
- Instrumental daily living activities
- Living arrangements for the elderly
- Financing care for the elderly
- Resources and supportive groups for elderly care
- The best care for the aged
Benefits of Taking the Course
- Taking this course will help you learn:
- About the need to care for the elderly
- How to care for the elderly
- What’s involved in caring for the elderly
- About the various groups involved in elderly care
- About living arrangement options available for the elderly
- About the best care for the elderly