At the end of this Eldercare course, participants will be able to acquire the essential skills and knowledge of caring for the elderly for employment in the eldercare sector.
What will I learn?
Module 1 Caregiver Training
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to ensure elderly is well-looked after physically and mentally by understanding the ageing process, safety & hygiene (lifting & positioning, home safety, denture care, assisted bathing, foot/skin care), communication - Components of effective communication; Effective interpersonal communication; Communicating with elderly persons and Stroke patients
Module 2 Anatomy & Physiology
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology required in the eldercare industry. The main knowledge the Learner will develop is:
- The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems – to include the cell, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.
Module 3 Nursing care & management
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to provide comprehensive nursing care and management in eldercare. Key topics covered include Infection control; Understand risk factors, signs & symptoms, nursing care and management of chronic diseases in elderly; falls in elderly; elder abuse, death and dying; Death and dying covering Advance Care Planning ( ACP ), the dying person, comfort care, confirming death and death Certification, after death procedures
Module 4 Physical Therapy
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge in physical therapy covering rehab exercises, include the use positioning skills to assist clients with limited mobility.
Module 5 Geriatric Massage
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge in Geriatric Massage covering its effects and benefits. The main knowledge the Learner develop is the safe practice to perform a sequence of massage covering hands/arm, back and head/neck on the elderly (Theory and practical), taking in consideration endangerment sites, contraindications and physical state. This module forms an integral and holistic aspect in Eldercare for dignity and for maintaining a quality of life.
At least a GCE N level or equivalent or pass SOHA Institute’s entrance language test
Mature candidate with minimum 2 years working experience in related industry
Passed skills test for related caregiver certificate.
180 hours (12 months, part-time)
Course Fee: $2200
Registration Fee $50 (non-refundable)
Monthly installment plan (optional) - $200/month (total: 14)
Flexible blended mode of learning
MCQs, practical and written assignment
Grading: Pass (50-74%); Merit (75-89%); Distinction (90% and above)
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