Care of the Older Person (5N2706)

Category: QQI

Care of the Older Person (5N2706) QQI Level 5

This course is suitable for people who are caring for older people either at home, in the community, or in a healthcare support setting. It will help you to meet the full range of needs of older people.


Course Content:

  • Age related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological
  • processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people
  • Roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the
  • well being of older people
  • Concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person
  • Older people's needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual
  • needs
  • Role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people


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Assessment: Skills Demonstration 60%, Project 40%

Accreditation: QQI: Care of the Older Person (5N2706) Level 5 

Spring term, 12 x Monday nights (7-10pm) & two Saturdays.

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