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Aged Care and Counselling Online Course

2 sessions available ranging from $499.00 to $650.00

Subject: Senior Care

Ages: All ages

Skill level: All difficulty levels

Do you work with, or want to work with the ageing and elderly? Is someone you love experiencing difficulties as a result of the physical and psychological impacts of ageing? This comprehensive course will provide you with the knowledge and ability to sensitively and ethically provide support and address the needs of the elderly.

Learn theories of ageing and understand the physical and psychological impacts of ageing.
Develop an awareness of the nature and scope of support services, including counselling, for the elderly.
Become aware of the range of counselling techniques and learn how they can be applied to specific grief and loss situations, and develop strategies for counselling an elderly person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness, or who has lost a loved...

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Do you work with, or want to work with the ageing and elderly? Is someone you love experiencing difficulties as a result of the physical and psychological impacts of ageing? This comprehensive course will provide you with the knowledge and ability to sensitively and ethically provide support and address the needs of the elderly.

Learn theories of ageing and understand the physical and psychological impacts of ageing.
Develop an awareness of the nature and scope of support services, including counselling, for the elderly.
Become aware of the range of counselling techniques and learn how they can be applied to specific grief and loss situations, and develop strategies for counselling an elderly person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness, or who has lost a loved one.

Career Prospects
Counsellor
Psychologist
Aged Care Worker
Diversional Therapist
Social worker
Funeral Services Worker

Course Delivery
This course is delivered 100% online. Upon enrolment students are issued with a log-in and password, providing access to OCA's e-learning centre.

Recognition & Accreditation
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Aged Care and Counselling. There are no pre-requisites to this course.

Unit of Study

This course has 9 units of study

Understanding Ageing
Gerontology, What is meant by Ageing? Population Ageing, The Effects of the Ageing Population, Theories of Human Development, Erikson's Theory of Development, Levinson , Disengagement Theory, Theories of retirement, Activity Theory, Atchley's Model of Retirement

Lifestyle Changes
Relationships, Relationships with Children, Relationships with Partners, Relationships with Grandchildren, Friendships, Sexuality and Older People, Cognitive Changes, Intelligence, Depression, Determining Type of Depression, Unipolar Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Causes of Depression, Risk factors for Depression, Men and Depression, Depression in Older People

Deterioration of Health
Physical Changes Skin, Hair, Height, Senses, Reflexes, Sex, Eyes,Chronic Health Problems, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, etc. Exercise, Eating habits, Diet, Nutrition, Pain relief, Medication, Stress.

Support Services
Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Preventative Services, Complimentary Practitioners, Counselling Professionals, Other Support Services

Enablement Techniques
Common Risks for Elderly: Risk of Falling, Vision, Hearing, Nutrition, Sexuality. Techniques to maintain Quality of Life: Driving a car, banking, shopping, house cleaning, Gardening, Socialising, Pets, Exercise, Sport

Grief and Loss Counselling
What is grief, Psychological aspects of Long Term Grief: Family, Work, Financial, Counselors Response and Intervention, Practical Intervention, Depression,Loneliness, Morality after bereavement

Debilitating and Terminal Illness
Dementia, Kinds of Dementia, Strategies for Counselling the Demented Client, Communication, Daily Activities, Sleeping Difficulties, Hallucinations and Delusions, Wandering, Depression, Terminal Illness: Patients Response, Anxiety, Depression, Guilt & Anger, Defense Mechanisms. Preparing for Approaching Death; Practical Preparations, Emotional Responses, Responses of Friends and Family

Losing a Loved One
Importance of Loss, Assessment, Role of the Deceased, Death of a Child, Stigmatised Death, Co-Morbidity. Counseling Strategies: Bibliotherapy, Use of Rituals, Bereavement Support Groups. Special Therapeutic Situations, Traumatic, Sudden, and Stigmatised Loss, Ongoing Support

Ethics and Intervention
Barriers to Aged Care Counseling, Addressing the Client's Needs, Legal and ethical decisions in aged care, Decision Making Capacity, Competence, Informed Consent, Confidentiality, Euthanasia.

How long does the course take?

This short course should take approximately 100 hours.
Each unit should take approximately 10-12 hours. Maximum 6 months access to this online course.

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Choose from 2 available sessions:

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

  • Online

Price: $650.00

Notes: Payment Plan Cost $50 Deposit $50/Week for 12 Weeks Total Payment Plan... see more

Notes:

Payment Plan Cost
$50 Deposit
$50/Week for 12 Weeks
Total Payment Plan Cost $650

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When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

  • Online

Price: $499.00

Notes:

Save at least 15% if paid in full.




Reviews

hellotoself
No response within 4 days so course was cancelled.
  • 1/5 stars

I enrolled in this course but OCA did not reply to me within 4 days, so the course was cancelled. It would have...
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