Caring for Older People: A Partnership Model
Deakin University
  • Start Date: 19 Mar, 2018
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


As our lifespans increase, more and more of us are faced with the question: how can we care for older people more effectively?

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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Deakin University has developed a partnership model of care that aims to build stronger and more beneficial relationships between older people and those who care for them. The aim of the partnership model is to ensure that healthcare services are more responsive to the needs and preferences of older people within a variety of care settings.


In this course, we’ll introduce you to the partnership model and provide you with some practical tools and strategies for creating your own care plan.


Discover how a partnership model of care benefits older people


We’ll start by introducing you to the partnership model by examining the purpose, significance of and rationale for more collaborative approaches to caring for older people. We’ll look at how the model works and what its benefits are for older people, their family and healthcare teams.


Create your own partnership-centred care plan


After exploring the principles of the partnership model, our Lead Educators will assist you to develop your own care plan to best meet the needs and preferences of older people.


Learn from the creators of the partnership model


The partnership model developed by Deakin University was established to create a positive environment for older people and offer care that is based on the best available evidence. Deakin University researchers and teaching staff produced this model in collaboration with aged care health professionals operating in real world settings. The model has been implemented in numerous public and private, metropolitan and rural aged care settings.


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.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Deakin University

Deakin University offers a brilliant education where students are and where they want to go – in their lives and in their careers. Deakin is Australia’s eighth largest university with over 53 000 students from more than 100 countries, with one quarter choosing to study wholly online at our Cloud Campus.

Deakin excels in research, ranking in the top two per cent of universities in the world in fields including nutrition, information technology and carbon fibre.^ Deakin is also a leader in the quality of teaching and learning, ranking first for student satisfaction in the state of Victoria, Australia for six consecutive years (Australian Graduate Survey, 2010-2015). Deakin University offers you a personalised experience with premium digital engagement, creating the power and opportunities to live in a connected and evolving world.

Deakin is Australia’s premier university in driving the digital frontier – to enable globally connected education for the jobs of the future, and research that makes a difference to the communities we serve.

^ Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings

 

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