Certificate in Elder Care

This course is designed to expand your understanding of this growing demographic in society today. Its focus is the challenges this age group faces, and how to meet their needs in an appropriate way – so you gain the trust of seniors and their families.

Specifically, this course will explore the following: an understanding of aging and the elderly; identifying decline, and the need to intervene; assuming the role of a carer; understanding and identifying elder abuse; insights into caregiver stress; and facing and embracing death. This will enhance your knowledge of the human condition and assist with your professional development.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this rewarding certificate course. You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and continue at your pace for a period of six months. Full tutor support is provided for this course.

Note: The Online Counselling College uses a person-centred approach, and Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.

Click here for Elder Care Syllabus

Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)

Beerman, S. & Rappaport-Musson, J. (2008). Eldercare 911: The caregiver’s complete handbook for making decisions. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.