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Course Information:

Are you interested in a Career in Homecare?

Aim:  The Aim is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment and the needs of older people in a variety of care settings including the Home Care Sector.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a care setting.

Duration: 7 days or equivalent contact delivery days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component.

Credit Value: 30 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare.

 

Programme Outcomes:

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  1. Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation
  2. Discuss the prevention of pressure sores
  3. Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients and identifying their hygiene needs
  4. Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills
  5. Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs (washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving & handling)
  6. Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care
  7. Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists
  8. Complete client documentation where appropriate
  9. Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen & correct procedures for the cleaning of patient equipment
  10. Discuss a range of age related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people
  11. Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the well being of older people
  12. Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness and end of life
  13. Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure
  14. Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multi disciplinary team
  15. Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities
  16. Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the person’s body after death
  17. Give assistance in the identification of how health promotion issues can be promoted in care settings for older people and in the provision of therapeutic interventions that will enhance the social interactions and quality of life of the older person

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Care of the Older Person: Project 40% & Skills Demonstration 60%
Care Skills: Assignment 40% & Skills Demonstration 60%.
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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2 Comments

  1. Vera kelly July 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Is this programme suitable for nursing care in nursing home staffing. Where in Waterford does it take place.kindly let me know asap.Fee for same.Regards Vera

    • Barrow Training July 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Vera, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

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