Course Title: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: VE 2020
Class Number: 3574
Class Section: BEN0
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Course Code: HWSS6078C
Course Title: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;• CHCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing •CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues •CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3401 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581
Course Contact Email: Gwen.email@example.com
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required 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 applies to support workers 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 goodwill
1.2 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
Classes where information is shared through talks and group discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time in class, will also be spent working on applied assessment tasks. Note: All learning activities are delivered via remote learning in Semester 2, 2020.
Introduction to this cluster of four units
overview/trends of aged care
Accessing aged care services
home care programs
Short/Long term help at home
Roles and Responsibilities
Individualised care plans and progress notes with examples of filled out progress notes
physical and social enablers and disablers with examples of both
Reablement strategies looking at mental
Stigma around mental health services
Introduction to the unit
Agencies and professionals
Considerations when making referrals
Identity-expression of personal identity
Sexual expression - barriers and support needs in the elderly
LGBTI residents - discuss individual differences socially and culturally
apply a strengths-based approach
apply consumer-directed care
Intro to unit with role of the PCA
Mental health Law and Human Rights that residents have
Complaints ad Elder Abuse
apply a palliative approach
apply knowledge of empowerment and disempowerment
apply a rights-based approach
Factors affecting Health and wellbeing such as mental health - depression and anxiety with the risk factors involved
Healthy Lifestyle Strategies- safe environments, OH&S, and identifying hazards
apply knowledge of self-actualisation
apply recovery-oriented mental health practice
apply knowledge of social justice and inclusion
Human lifespan and the process of ageing
Identifying aspects of individualised plans to review and how to involve the residents in this
What support activites are - support and aims of individualised activities
Risks and Crisis
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Overview of Assessment
Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.
Assessment task 1 This assessment task allows you to demonstrate your knowledge required to: Organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan
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
Assessment task 2 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan.
Assessment task 3 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.
Assessment task 4 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to assist 3 aged care residents to carry out a desired activity that meets their goals and aspirations, as identified in their individualised care plan.
Assessment task 5 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
Assessment task 6 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
Assessment task 7 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.
Assessment task 8 This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate that you have provided 120 hours of direct support work in line with the principles of independence and wellbeing in their aged care facility. You will have to provide documentary evidence of the completed hours.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.
The assessment matrix is located in Canvas, at the end of each assessment task.
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