Group price from £340.00 + Vat

This 1 day course is designed to enable all care staff to understand the various common conditions that can affect the elderly.

Being able to recognise the early signs and symptoms of various common conditions which can effect the elderly, facilitates that the care given is appropriate and sensitive to the clients needs. The course contains group exercises where staff can discuss medical conditions they deal with and strategies used to give appropriate care. Practical advice is given on how the conditions affect the role of the carer & the effects of prescribed medications.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Be aware of the common medical conditions affecting the elderly
  • Be able to recognise early symptoms and give appropriate care
  • Be able to report changes in client health to senior staff
  • Understand the reasons for client actions related to medical conditions

The training provides some medical knowledge of the conditions covered but concentrates on early signs of the conditions and how the symptoms can affect the client, carer and relatives.

In-house courses are available for groups of up to 15 candidates.

Course Content

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Prostate
  • Arthritis
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hearing Difficulties
  • Skin Care
  • Pressure Sores
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Diabetes