Course Title: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: HWSS6078C
Course Title: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3319 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Course Contact: Renee Costa
Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Gwen Cawsey – firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Pleitez- email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge neccesary to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.
This unit will assist you when working in residential or community contexts.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
1. Develop relationships with older people
1.1 Conduct interpersonal exchanges in a manner that promotes empowerment and develops and maintains trust and goodwill1.2 Recognise and respect older people's social, cultural and spiritual differences 1.3 Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person within organisation policy and protocols 1.4 Work with the person to identify physical and social enablers and disablers impacting on health outcomes and quality of life 1.5 Encourage the person to adopt a shared responsibility for own support as a means of achieving better health outcomes and quality of life
2. Provide services to older people
2.1 Identify and discuss services which empower the older person 2.2 Support the older person to express their own identity and preferences without imposing own values and attitudes 2.3 Adjust services to meet the specific needs of the older person and provide services according to the older person's preferences 2.4 Provide services according to organisation policies, procedures and duty of care requirements
3. Support the rights of older people
3.1 Assist the older person to understand their rights and the complaints mechanisms of the organisation 3.2 Deliver services ensuring the rights of the older person are upheld 3.3 Identify breaches of human rights and respond appropriately 3.4 Recognise signs consistent with financial, physical or emotional abuse or neglect of the older person and report to an appropriate person 3.5 Assist the person to access other support services and the complaints mechanisms as required
4. Promote health and re-ablement of older people
4.1 Encourage the older person to engage as actively as possible in all living activities and provide them with information and support to do so 4.2 Assist the older person to recognise the impact that changes associated with ageing may have on their activities of living 4.3 Identify strategies and opportunities that maximise engagement and promote healthy lifestyle practices 4.4 Identify and utilise aids and modifications that promote individual strengths and capacities to assist with independent living in the older person's environment 4.5 Discuss situations of risk or potential risk associated with ageing
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements
Details of Learning Activities
Examples of learning activities:
· class exercises to review discussions
· Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation
· analysis/critique of relevant reading material
· group projects
· peer learning
· guest lecture/presentation
· peer teaching and class presentations
· group discussion
· independent project based work
· group activities/projects
· ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
· practical placement
• Develop relationships with older people
• Recognize and respect older people’s social cultural and spiritual differences
• Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person within organisation policy and procedures
• Access and equity
• Respect of individual differences
• Provide services according to organisation policies, procedures and duty of care requirements
• Assist older person to understand their rights and complaints mechanisms of the organisation
• Aged care complaints scheme
• Elder abuse
• Discuss situations of risk or potential risk associated with ageing
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. Students will need to purchase an RMIT polo top as uniform for placement
Overview of Assessment
This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015 )There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a two questions and answers tasks in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.
The assessment tasks are as follows:
Task 1: Question and answers task
Task 2: Question and answers task
Task 3: Observation in a simulated and workplace environment
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Assessment One: Written Activity
Task 1: Written Activity (Via Blackboard)
In this task you will be required to discuss the methods that you could use to develop relationships with older people, provide older people with services in a community setting support their rights and help promote improvements in their health.
Task 2: Verbal/ Written Questions
This task involves researching various topics and report back on your findings.The topics will include investigation on; the structure and profile of the aged care sector, key issues facing older people, implications for work in the sector, the ageing process, strategies promoting healthy lifestyle, legal and ethical considerations, abuse indicators and reporting requirements and the impact of attitudes when working with older people.
Assessment Two: Verbal/Written Questions on methods that you could use to develop relationships with older people, provide older people with services in a community setting support their rights and help promote improvements in their health and the structure and profile of the aged care sector, key issues facing older people, implications for work in the sector, the ageing process, strategies promoting healthy lifestyle, legal and ethical considerations, abuse indicators and reporting requirements and the impact of attitudes when working with older people.
This assessment will require you to answer a series of verbal and written questions.
All aspects of the performance evidence must have been demonstrated using simulation prior to being demonstrated in the workplace. The following conditions must be met for this unit:
- use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
- relevant organisation policies and procedures
- relevant aids to assist with independent living
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.
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