Caring for an older person who is care dependent can be extremely challenging. It is a long-term commitment both emotionally and physically. You may face years or even decades of caregiving responsibilities.You might face challenges alone, and find yourself in surprisingly difficult situations where you require more help and support.
The caregiving role itself requires many professional duties. It can be particularly disheartening when you realise that your beloved one is dependent on your best efforts and you are not ready with necessary skills to succeed.
The Swedish Elderly Care e-learning program for caregivers prepares you, regardless if you are a family member or working as a professional caregiver.
This program gives you the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective care to an elderly person, who could be your closed ones, your friends, or someone you work with in a care home.
The course consists of 5 different modules that covers fundamental knowledge of caregiving in a daily setting, including basic medical knowledge in common elderly diseases, noticeable physical changes of an ageing body, dietary support and eating and last but not the least, caring for yourself to avoid burnout.
The course will help you answer these and other questions:
- What are the differences between normal ageing and cognitive disease?
- What are the risks of age related diseases and how to reduce them?
- How does brain function change as a result of age or disease?
- How to enable my loved one to be more confident via enhancing independence?
- How do I make eating more joyful?
- How to address health risks related to nutrition?
- What practices or activities can help with different situations related to physical change?
- How can I manage my own feelings and stress?
Throughout the process, learners will gain a deeper understanding and empathy for the experience of an elderly person. Learners have flexibility to take the course anywhere, anytime without being worried about being interrupted and can redo the modules multiple times.
- Format: self-paced e-learning
- Duration: approx. 20 hours (5 online modules including 20+ lessons), one-year access
- Language: English
- Education Provider: Swedish Care International
- Price: 180 Eur incl. VAT 144 Eur (discount valid only until 10 July, 2020!)
What do you get?
Solid knowledge in age related disease symptom control and daily care
Practical care tips based on the Swedish experience
One year course access and self-paced learning
Completion certificate issued by Swedish Care International
In order to ensure best quality in our courses we utilised best practices in instructional design and adult learning theory. Several stakeholders were included in the design and development phases of the e-learning such as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), designers and testers. The SMEs were qualified dementia care nurses and experts within the Silviahemmet methodology and have been awarded the certification by Sophiahemmet University, Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and HM Queen Silvia of Sweden. Throughout the whole project they were providing experience, expertise and guidance in dementia care methodologies and practices based on Silviahemmet’s care philosophy.
We collaborated with in-house designers to develop an attractive user interface and produce our e-learning personas through whom the learners can empathize and learn more about old age and how it affects the person and everyone else involved in the care. Testers from different socioeconomic and geographical backgrounds provided us with valuable feedback regarding the learner’s experience and journey.
In order to attain optimal learning outcomes, we implemented the latest methods in the e-learning field such as microlearning, gamification and video based learning. Thus the theory is divided into small bite-sized interactive pieces accompanied with practical advice and tips.
“Now, I feel way more knowledgeable in addressing different challenges when taking care of my grandmother. I am also more comfortable in discussing and advising my other relatives that have not undergone any courses, suggesting to them a different point of view with an understanding that our beloved grandmother and her behavior is a result of a specific disease.”