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Diploma in Caregiving - Revised 2018

Sharpen your caregiving skills in this free online course to provide professional care to clients or family members.

Publisher: Advance Learning
This course focuses on the practical, legal and ethical issues you face while providing care to the sick and elderly. We help you develop the skills required to become an effective caregiver, which involves assisting loved ones and clients with meals, personal care, transportation and other physical and emotional needs. We explain how to deal with dementia while managing the impact of age, disease and injury to bring comfort to those in need.
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Students

    56,878
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course begins by introducing you to the roles and responsibilities of caregivers. We study the legal and ethical issues involved in the caregiving process. You will also learn how to communicate with individuals with disabilities before covering stress management, body mechanics and organizational skills. This course also discusses the purpose of observing, reporting and documenting the condition of those in your care. We establish the importance of cultural awareness and cultural competency to create a respectful work environment. The course examines various ailments and illnesses you may encounter and describes their treatment and prevention.

The term 'dementia' refers to a spectrum of brain disorders of varying intensity that hamper thought and memory. This course examines dementia and Alzheimer's disease and trains you to cope with such conditions sensitively. We also show you how to work with patients' families. The course then studies how ageing affects the body, the emotional impact of disease and traumatic injuries and the steps involved in preparing for a patient's death.

Caring for the aged and people suffering from physical and emotional disabilities requires compassion and understanding. This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective care to any client or family member in your charge, including the ability to deal with emergencies calmly. Sign up for this course to boost your caregiving skills in just a few short hours. Whether you intend to look after a loved one yourself or want to become a professional caregiver, this course helps you take care of those who need it most.

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