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Deakin University
Caring for Older People: A Partnership Model
Commences 19 November 2018

Cost: Free.

Ageing and some of the challenges it represents can be a daunting experience for older people, their family, friends and healthcare teams alike.

The purpose of this course is to help you better understand and address these challenges by exploring a partnership model of care that aims to build stronger and more beneficial relationships between older people and those who care for them in a variety of care settings.

In this course, you will be introduced to the partnership model and provided with some practical tools and strategies for creating your own care plan.

Topics covered:

  • ageing from the perspective of older people and those who care for them
  • principles of the partnership-centred model of care and how to apply them in a variety of settings
  • the benefits of partnership-centred care for older people, their families and healthcare teams
  • practical strategies for supporting the needs and preferences of older people in positive, respectful and collaborative ways.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe partnership-centred care.
  • Explain the benefits of a partnership-centred model of care for older people, their family and healthcare teams.
  • Explore how partnership-centred care strategies can be developed and applied to best support the needs and preferences of older people.

Who is the course for?

This course has been created for older people and anyone involved in their care, including family members, friends, care workers and healthcare professionals. There are no special requirements for this course.

More information and registration

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