Training area 1: Care for an elderly person
Basic diseases of old age
Basic knowledge about diseases of old age. Identifying the symptoms of the most common health problems of an elderly person.
First aid and simple medical procedures
Basic measurements in an elderly person. Prevention of complications related to immobilization of an elderly person.
Hygienic and beauty treatments performed on an elderly person requiring care.
Nutrition of the elderly
General rules of nutrition. Diet of the elderly in selected diseases. Errors in the nutrition of the elderly. Rules for the preparation and storage of meals.
Care and hygiene during the epidemic
The sanitary and epidemiological regulations in force when caring for an elderly person.
Training area 2: Emotional intelligence of informal caregivers
Emotional intelligence in caring for the elderly
In this module, carer will gain a basic understanding of the different emotions that is an invaluable aid to the elderly person the carer is caring for. In caring for an elderly person, the carer often encounters various reactions on their part.
Coping with stress
Caregiver Stress Syndrome occurs in people who have long-term care for an elderly or chronically ill person.
Burnout, depression and social exclusion of the informal caregiver
Taking on the role of a family caregiver -though admirable and rewarding – can also be incredibly draining and causing burnout and depression. Depression can affect both the caregiver and the elderly person they care for.
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