This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.  This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, or those in personal care or support services that work with older people. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - coordinated the service needs for at least 3 older people requiring varying levels or types of support.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the social model of disability; - aspects of elder abuse; - indications of neglect or abuse; - emotional impact of abuse; - appropriate management of issues surrounding abuse; - manifestations and presentation of common health problems associated with ageing, appropriate actions in response to these problems and when to refer; - role and function of various relevant health professionals; - relevant community and support services; - principles and practices of case management, and; - organisation standards, policies and procedures.

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