Care of the Elderly

Enabling personnel to understand their responsibilities for safeguarding the welfare of the elderly

Reports of abuse, neglect and malnutrition, and with "Age Concern" estimating 500,000 older people being subjected to abuse at any one time, mostly in healthcare settings this is an important topic (Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Report, 2007).

How this course can help you

This interactive e-learning course is designed to enable personnel from a range of organisations to understand their responsibilities to safeguard & promote the welfare of older people. This course will enable you to understand the single assessment process and its application in Health and Social Care, according to the standards set out in the National Service Framework for Older People. The course is work-based and very flexible, accessed via the Web, with a book-marking facility allowing users to work through the courses at their own pace, breaking-off when and where they wish. Completion of the course is recognised with a Certificate - valuable for annual appraisals and/or CPD.

Course Content

  • Single assessment - the context
  • The single assessment process
  • Care pathways
  • An outcome-centred approach
  • The vision and shared values*
  • Care co-ordination arrangements*
  • Protocols on information sharing*
  • The legal position

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Appreciate the context in which single assessment has been developed, with emphasis on the National Service Framework for Older People
  • Understand what is meant by the single assessment process
  • Appreciate the cultural and organisational changes that successful implementation of single assessment requires
  • Gain knowledge of the four types of assessment and their usage
  • Examine the use of the assessment documentation
  • Explain care co-ordination arrangements.

Benefits of the course

Health and social care professionals will have a deeper understanding of the Single Assessment Process. The course provides all the background information required by professionals and can be used as a prerequisite for joint interactive learning events that focus on single assessment documentation. Users who successfully complete the e-learning course will have gained skills in understanding assessment types, the domains to consider within assessment and how to overcome some of the challenges inherent in single assessment. Health and social care professionals will be aware of best practice and be able to make recommendations for improving practice within the organisation. Not only serving as an invaluable tool for blended learning strategies, the e-learning approach is especially suitable for service groups who may have difficulties releasing staff to attend training sessions, or where local capacity to deliver sessions is not sufficient.

* To be adapted to incorporate organisation-specific information

Care of the Elderly £19.99