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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 656 Understand the factors affecting older people

Unit 656 Understand the factors affecting older people

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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  1. 1. Understand the impact of the ageing process on older people
    1. 1.1 Describe changes that may come with ageing
    2. 1.2 Explain how the experience of the ageing process is unique to each individual
    3. 1.3 Analyse the potential impact of factors associated with ageing on older people to include: a. physical b. emotional c. social d. cognitive e. environmental f. financial /economic
    4. 1.4 Describe how a positive approach to ageing can contribute to the health and wellbeing of an individual.
  2. 2. Understand attitudes of society to older people
    1. 2.1 Describe the contributions to society made by older people
    2. 2.2 Explain what is meant by age discrimination
    3. 2.3 Explain how societal attitudes and beliefs impact on older people
    4. 2.4 Describe strategies that can be used to challenge stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes towards older people.
  3. 3. Understand the importance of using person centered approaches with older people
    1. 3.1 Describe how the effects of ageing can affect the day to day life of older people
    2. 3.2 Describe ways of using a person centered approach to support older people to maintain health and well being in day to day life
    3. 3.3 Explain the importance of social inclusion for older people
    4. 3.4 Outline barriers to social inclusion for older people
    5. 3.5 Describe ways of using a person-centered approach to enable older people to make positive contributions to their community.
  4. 4. Understand the importance of independence for older people
    1. 4.1 Explain how independence can contribute to the well being of older people
    2. 4.2 Describe how to support older people to maintain independence
    3. 4.3 Describe how older people can be in control of decision making about their care and support needs
    4. 4.4 Explain how to encourage older people to take positive risks.
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