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A course is designed to encourage continuing personal development for students. It can also help connect two different academic areas of studies. They are offered by a number of educational institutions all around the world and can last anywhere from a few days to a few months or years.

What is a course in age care? This program is designed to teach students information related to specific age groups. The majority of courses are designed around older adults, although some may cover topics related to children. Topics discussed and studied may include fall prevention, aging psychology, gerontology, mental decline, independence issues, and health regulations. The course may be taken by a current health care professional that is looking to work with the elderly, or it may be taken by individuals who think they want to work with the aging population but are not sure in what capacity.

Taking an age care course equips students with the knowledge and skills that will help them in their future job search. With an increasing aging society, having this knowledge is also helpful in taking care of family members.

The financial requirements related to a course in age care will vary from one place to another. The location of the school and duration of the program are major determinants. Contacting the schools is the best way to know specific fees and tuition.

A degree in age care can lead to a variety of different careers, depending on the topic of interest. Employers may include assisted living centers, retirement homes, nursing homes, Alzheimer’s centers, hospitals, small group homes, recreation centers, or children of seniors. Depending on the education level, potential careers may include program director, patient assistant, occupational therapist, health care aide, personal caregiver, and recreation therapist.

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NIVA Education

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and healthcare sectors. ... [+]

Our societies are facing the challenge how to organize elderly care services. The aim is to let people live in their own homes as long as possible. The functional ability decreases with age while the need for assistance is growing. This increases the demand for healthcare personnel to efficiently work in private homes. While responding to this demand the health care personnel have to apply new ways of work and confront many ergonomic challenges what the private home as a workplace pose.

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and healthcare sectors. There are several physical risk factors, f. ex. 82 % of back injuries happen during manual patient handling tasks. The musculoskeletal disorders cause over one-third of the sick leaves and are the most import reason for early disability allowance. Shortage in nursing personnel is a problem in all western countries and it is expected to worsen. At the same time, the need for nursing care is increasing because our societies are rapidly aging.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
Full-time
2 days
Campus
Fleming College

The Personal Support Worker program gives you the training and credentials to provide practical support services to individuals and families in need of help. It's a satis ... [+]

The Personal Support Worker program gives you the training and credentials to provide practical support services to individuals and families in need of help. It's a satisfying, people-focused career.

Program Highlights

As a graduate of the Personal Support Worker program, you will provide support services to individuals and families in need of assistance. With this satisfying, people-focused career, you will be prepared to assist children, adults, and seniors with special needs or disabilities, and help them maximize their life experience. You can start the program in September or January. This two-semester Personal Support Worker program may particularly appeal to those re-entering the workforce. In total, you'll get approximately 400 hours of relevant theory and approximately 300 hours of real-life, clinical training. The focus of this program is on:... [-]

Canada Peterborough Lindsay Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
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Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Gateway College

This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of learners who work with older adults to effectively meet the needs of the aging population. This program wi ... [+]

Program Overview

This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of learners who work with older adults to effectively meet the needs of the aging population. This program will focus on gaining a greater understanding of the physical, social, cognitive and spiritual needs of the older adults, and the challenges faced by our aging population. Our dedicated and experienced instructors will provide quality education with hands-on training to prepare students for the real world. Students will practice their techniques in labs equipped with articulated mannequins, hospital beds, medical gear, and fixtures. Furthermore, students will participate in a designated facility or a hospital and interact with patients throughout the practicum training period.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
November 2019
Full-time
38 weeks
Campus
Online & Campus Combined