Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Care for the Elderly  

Type

Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand the ageing process.

1.1

Describe changes occurring with age, to include:

• physical • psychological • emotional • social.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

 

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

1.2

Outline the needs of the elderly in relation to the ageing process.

2

Be able to adapt communication techniques when caring for elderly patients.

2.1

Outline ways to minimise barriers to communication.

2.2

Demonstrate communication techniques adapted for elderly patients.

3

Understand how to care for elderly patients.

3.1

Describe conditions affecting the elderly, to include:

• dementia • Parkinson’s disease • stroke/Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) • arthritis • osteoporosis.

3.2

Describe how to adapt care plans for elderly patients.

 

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