ABOUT THIS COURSE
Did you know that the senior population is expected to double in the next few years? As the boomer population reaches age 65, the senior population is projected to reach 83.7 million – approximately twenty percent of the total US population.
According to Quartz Magazine, the future of American jobs is taking care of the elderly. The US Bureau of labor statistics predicts that the job of personal-care aide will be grow faster than any other. If you love helping and want a steady income and fulfilling career, then this is the job for you!
Many older adults will need care in the near future. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives might already be in need of some help. This course, written by a registered nurse with over 40 years’ experience, will teach you what you need to know!
Providing care is an important job – you need to be sure you’re providing the best care possible in the correct way. Knowledge is the best way to prevent injuries of those in your care.
Whether you are caring for a relative or work at a senior home, taking care of someone can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be filled with many frustrations. This course guides you as you learn how to deal with the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities of elder care.
We take you step-by-step through everything you need to know, including:
- Legal and financial information
- Nutrition and bathing guides
- How to have difficult conversations
- How to make sure you also care for yourself
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
This course will walk you through each aspect of caring for an older adult. The course author, with over 40 years’ experience as a registered nurse, breaks down each area of care with simple, easy to follow instructions that will allow you to be the best carer you can be!
This course will teach you:
- How to best organize legal and financial information
- Options in care, from at-home to nursing homes
- Medical and nursing needs
- Patient advocacy
- Eastern and Western medicine
- Daily practical caring
- How to have tough conversations about end-of-life
- Caring for yourself
And much more!