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CARE: Supporting Older Adult Personal Care & Independence - Part 1 of 2

This course details the mindset and important practices associated with giving care. With instruction on how to provide assistance in bathing, showering, and use of toilet facilties, we can inspire quality caregiving in intimate spaces.
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Estimated 5 weeks
1–3 hours per week
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This course covers the basics of what makes a great caregiver. Understanding that both adapting a caregiving mindset and practicing regular safety routines are necessary for providing great care.

This four-part, self-paced course will introduce the role, practices, and culture of caregiving. It will also introduce the importance of preparation, cleanliness, and common safety practices that should be observed before providing care, especially in sensitive and intimate practices like bathing, showering, or using toileting facilities.

At a glance

  • Institution: KIx
  • Subject: Health & Safety
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    CARE Introduction to Caregiving for Older Adults
  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • The mindset of a caregiver
  • Precuations for Safe Personal Care
  • Assisting with Bathing and Showering
  • Assisting with Use of Bathroom or Toilet Facilities

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This course is developed through CARE ( - 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

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