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CARE Introduction to Caregiving for Older Adults

About this course

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This course provides tips for day-to-day caregiving in areas like grooming, mobility, and support around the home. This course will help to supplement and refine routine caregiving practices.

This four-part, self-paced interactive course will guide you through the recommended steps for assisting older adults with daily tasks. In addition, it will introduce best practices associated with everyday caregiving for older adults with cognitive impairments, like dementia or alzheimers.

What you'll learn

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  • Assisting with Hygiene and Grooming
  • Assisting with Mobility, like Walking and Transfers
  • Support Around the Home: Cooking, Feeding, Cleaning, and Laundry
  • Personal Care for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments

Meet your instructors

Susanne Guidetti
Senior lecturer, International coordinator, Director of Doctoral programme in health care science, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)
KIx: Karolinska Institutet
Anneliese Lilienthal
CARE Course Manager & Producer, Unit for Bioentrepreneurship, Dept. of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME)
KIx: Karolinska Institutet
Laurie Owen
Learning and Development Manager
Home Instead Senior Care, USA
Eric Asaba
PhD, Occupational Therapist Associate Professor and Head Division of Occupational Therapy Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Societ
KIx: Karolinska Institutet

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This course is developed through CARE (https://care-campus.eu) - a unique partnership of academic institutions, companies and governmental agencies that monitor the needs, support, and quality of care necessary to provide their citizens.

This course focuses on carers across Europe, and has been supported by EIT Health, which promotes healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare. More information on the courses, work and resources can be found at https://care-campus.eu.