Care of The Older Person

Care of The Older Person : FETAC Level 5

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A new textbook for the Care of the Older Person FETAC award 5N2706, covering a wide range of issues related to the care of the older person, while presenting the essential knowledge, skills and competencies required to meet the needs of the older person in a variety of care settings.






Introduces a range of age-related issues such as healthy ageing, demographic trends, and normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing.






Examines the social impact of and various attitudes to ageing.






Highlights the role of the healthcare assistant in providing care and promoting positive attitudes to ageing.






Explores the physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs of the older person.






Discusses issues relating to mental illness and dementia.






Identifies appropriate care practices to meet the needs both of the dying older person and of the older person with sensory or cognitive impairment or physical disabilities.






Facilitates aspects of care of the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, dignity, respect, choice and self-esteem.






Presents guidelines on how to communicate effectively and respectfully with the relatives of the older person.


WRITTEN FOR


Care of the Older Person (5N2706) as part of the following major awards:


Community Care (5M2786)


Health Service Skills (5M3782)


Health Care Support (5M4339)


Nursing Studies (5M4349)


Community Health Service Level 5 (5M4467) and (5M4468)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 9mm | 261g
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 0717157253
  • 9780717157259
  • 121,336

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Ageing Process


Defining Healthy Ageing


Global and National Demographic Trends


Physical Diseases that Can Occur in the Older Person


Physiological Process of Ageing


Psychological Process of Ageing


Social Impact of Ageing


Differing Attitudes to Ageing


Own Role in Promoting Positive Attitudes to Ageing


Statutory and Voluntary Agencies in Promoting Well-being


Understanding the Concept and Practice of Preparation for Retirement


Cultural Influence on the Older Person





Chapter 2: Working with the Older Person


Role of Healthcare Assistant


Communicate Effectively


Empowerment


Advocacy


Independence


Individualised Care


Dignity


Choice


Respect


Self-esteem


Include Family/Carers as Partners in Care


Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace


Health Promotion for Older Clients


Therapeutic Interventions





Chapter 3: Caring for Older People with Specific Needs


Identify and Adapt Care and Practices


People with Cognitive Impairment


People with Sensory Impairment


Older Person with Mental Illness


Impact of Living with Chronic Illness


Individual Needs of the Dying Older Person and their Families


Respectfully Carrying out Duties after Death





Chapter 4: Care Settings


Care Settings for the Older Person


Quality Assurance
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About NIFAST

Nifast is a FETAC accredited leading specialist in health and safety training in Ireland and is associated with the Health and Safety Authority, IOSH, NISO and RoSPA.
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