Methodist Pilley Institute will offer training programme for elderly care assistant from 5 October to 14 November 2020. The purpose of this course is to train elderly caregivers to provide the immediate needs of elderly health care to our society.
The aging of the population is a phenomenon that our society is facing. As modern medical care and equipment become more sophisticated, quality of life improves, and fertility rates decline, the proportion of older people will increase. Some elderly people who need long-term nursing care due to illness choose to receive basic care at home because they do not like to stay in hospitals, nursing homes or similar facilities for a long time. Under such circumstances, family members need to know how to care for the elderly.
The training programme for elderly care assistant is to provide training for those who are interested in nursing care for the elderly. In this course, students will learn basic nursing knowledge and skills, such as: basic body needs, body anatomy, vital signs (body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar), understanding and prevention of infectious diseases and infection control, aging and illness, fall Risk and prevention, mobility and transfer methods, CPR training, first aid, introduction of bed sore and prevention, bed sore dressing and management, nutritional fundamentals, dietary arrangement, introduction to delirium, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, geriatrics, communication, family care, hospice care, laws, etc.
In addition, the trainees also have the opportunity to experience and practice at the health care centers. The entire course will be taught and instructed by medical doctors, physiotherapists, geriatricians, veteran nurses, and first aids providers. Well-trained elderly care assistants allow our elderly parents to get proper basic health care, so that they can live a healthy and happy life in a familiar and comfortable environment
Classes are taught every Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Methodist Pilley Institute. The medium of instruction is Chinese and English. The tuition fee for the entire course is RM900. If you are interested in the course, please contact Methodist Pilley Institute at 01155568806 or 084-322268.