Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on the lives of older persons and their dedicated caregivers? Welcome to our latest course on FutureLearn, Caring for Caregivers: Empowering Those Who Care For Older Persons.
Learn how to reduce stress in your role as a caregiver of older people to help improve your well-being and provide better care. By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Identify the signs and effects of stress in caring for older adults
- Evaluate the different aspects and qualities of being a good caregiver
- Develop strategies to manage stress for self, other caregivers, and older adults.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who is a caregiver of older people – whether in a professional or personal setting. As we move towards an aged nation, caregivers of older persons are highly valued and in-demand skills in our society.
Explore the challenges of ageing and caregiving
In an ageing population, issues relating to older people will increase, putting more strain on caregivers of older people. Whether you’re a formal caregiver in an institution or an informal carer for a family member, caring for older people can impact your physical, emotional, and social well-being.
On this three-week course, you’ll learn crucial stress management techniques to improve your well-being and the care you give. By the end, you’ll know how to provide better care for older people and yourself.
Learn to spot the signs of caregiver stress
Knowing how to spot the signs of stress is key in helping to prevent burnout. Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to identify the signs of caregiver stress to ensure you are not neglecting yourself.
You’ll explore stress indicators such as prolonged fatigue, change in appetite, and physical and mental burnout.
Discover tips for stress management
With an understanding of the signs of stress, you’ll learn the techniques to help with stress management. You’ll cover a broad range of tips to help you take better care of yourself – from daily routines and the importance of rest to more specific issues such as managing your finances.
Learn from the experts at Universiti Malaya
Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists at the Universiti Malaya. With their expertise in the research and training of caregivers, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and skills to take better care of yourself and older people.
Whether you’re a caregiver, a healthcare professional, or someone with a passion for eldercare, this course equips you with essential skills, knowledge, and a support network to make caregiving a more rewarding journey.
Don’t miss this opportunity to transform caregiving into a fulfilling mission. Join this course and make a real difference in our lives as caregivers and older persons we care for.