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.


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




Individualised Care





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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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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