Key elements of Elder Care‌ (Online)


NEXT CLASS BEGINS - 4/7/2014


 

Know more about taking care of your loved one. Geared towards family and friends of an elderly person, including spouses/significant others, parent-child, elder-other relative, friends, even long-distance caregivers. You will get essential information that caregivers or care partners need to know as you care for an older adult. Learn how to prepare for changes in personal relationships when taking on caregiving roles. Improve your understanding of resources and the long-term care services and supports available. Come away with a developed confidence in techniques in assisting others with variety of needs. This course will also be useful for health program students and emerging professionals.
 
 
 
One month online course; Pamela K. Atwood, MA, CDP, QDCP, CLL, instructor
 
Agenda
 
 
Unit 1
The Caregiver Relationship
  • Care dyads: spouses/significant others; parent-child; elder-other relative; friends; long-distance caregivers; client-paid provider
  • Understanding the elder
  • Identifying personal limits
  • Avoiding role violation
  • Personal resources and stress management
  • Elder Justice: preventing elder abuse
 
Unit 2 
Legal and Financial Issues
  • Medicare vs. Medicaid and long term care insurance
  • Advance directives
  • Advocacy skills
  • Organizing it all
 
Unit 3
Providing Direct Care
  • Anticipating instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)
  • Needs in activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Basic tips for bathing, dressing, meds, meals
  • Communicating with elders, managing challenges and behaviors
 
Unit 4
Services and Supports
  • Community based services
  • Institutional care options
  • Technology

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

 

It’s easy. It’s fun.

 

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Schedule:

Spring Session: 4/7/2014 - 5/2/2014

(Late Registration Deadline: 4/11/2014)

 

Tuition:

$149