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Younger People in Residential Aged Care Facilities $20.00

Younger People in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Younger People in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Complete this course to earn 1 CPD hour

Examines important issues surrounding the admission of younger people to residential aged care facilities (RACF).

Specialist housing is limited for younger people with a disability – physical or cognitive – and accommodation services have not kept up with service provision needs. Aged care facilities are often the only place for younger people to obtain 24-hour care with some nursing skill base to manage clinical issues, yet this poses problems in terms of lifestyle..

This module provides an overview of the current situation in Australia, looking at RACF funding, rehabilitation and building design, and paying particular attention to younger people with dementia, who often fall through the gaps.

You will address behaviour, pain management, intimacy and sexual expression, along with therapeutic approaches to care and the need to support and preserve a person’s goals, choices and dignity, self-esteem and sense of worth, whatever their age.

Completing this online module accumulates one hour of CPD for nurses.

Acknowledgements Content derived from ‘Younger People in Residential Aged Care Facilities’ by Sally Garratt and Anne Kelly in Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care, , 4th edition, by Nay, Garratt and Fetherstonhaugh.