- Course Code: UKVC19ELD
- Location: Online
- Duration: 0.75 hours
- Cost: £49.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
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
Who can take the Caring for Elderly Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Caring for Elderly Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.