Home Safety for the Elderly

Name of Course:

Home Safety for the Elderly (Online Learning)

 

Training Provider:

Aged Care Group Sdn. Bhd.

 

Target Participants:

  • Family caregivers or
  • Domestic helpers who are caring for the elderly at home

 

Synopsis:

This course aims to provide/equip family caregivers and domestic helpers with home-safety consideration to ensure safety of the elderly in their homes.

 

Mode of Learning:

  • e-learning
  • self-paced learning

 

Course Outline:

  • Factors contributing to fall in the elderly and its prevention
  • Fall hazards in the home
  • Mobility and activity of the elderly
  • Devices that can prevent falls

 

Objectives of this Module:

This module provides the caregiver with information on how to create a safe home environment for the elderly.

 

Learning Objective:

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Create awareness on what the elderly should do to prevent falls.
  2. Advise the elderly on ‘next-step-of-action’ if he/she has fallen down in your absence.
  3. Take simple action as a caregiver when your elderly care recipient had a fall.
  4. Take measures to prevent the elderly from falls in the home.
  5. Modify the home for the elderly with impaired mobility to reduce the risk of falls.
  6. Explain the effect of mobility in the elderly and advice on the correct walking aid.

 

Learning Strategies:

To complete this lesson, follow the guidelines and read the materials provided in this lesson.

 

Click to obtain the LEARNER’S GUIDE in pdf file.

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