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QQI Care Of The Older Person day 3 – 5N2607

4 February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Care Of The Older Person Training Dublin | Private HomeCare.ie

Care Of The Older Person Course Outline

The QQI Care of the Older Person course is a 4 day module which is available for those with some experience (RPL). If you are interested in becoming a Private HomeCare Carer, please visit our recruitment page.

  • Day 1 of 4: Ageing Process
  • Day 2 of 4: Working with the Older Person
  • Day 3 of 4: Caring for Older Person with Specific Needs
  • Day 4 of 4: Care Settings

Course Dates

This 4 day course takes place 2 days per week, over 2 weeks:

Day 1: 28th January 2020

Day 2: 29th January 2020

Day 3: 4th February 2020

Day 4: 5th February 2020

Course Cost


 Secure a place with a deposit of €50 payable online

Qualification Details

QQI Course Code: 5N2706 | NFQ Level 5 | Award Class Minor

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Care Of The Older Person training module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss a range of age related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people.
  • Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the well being of older people.
  • Examine a range of concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person.
  • Explore a range of older people’s needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs.
  • Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people.
  • Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness.
  • Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families.
  • Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each care setting.
  • Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure.
  • Analyse current approaches towards developing quality in the provision of services for older people and their families to include standards and quality Assurance.
  • Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multi disciplinary team.
  • Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities.
  • Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the Person’s body after death.
  • Promote a range of aspects of care for the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, individualised care, dignity, respect, choice, self esteem and include family and carers as partners in care.
  • Give assistance in the identification of how health promotion issues can be promoted in care settings for older people and in the provision of therapeutic interventions that will enhance the social interactions and quality of life of the older person.


This 4 day course takes place 2 days per week, over 2 weeks.


Lucan Centre, Lucan, Dubiln. This is accessible by frequent public transport buses. Full details will be provided upon booking.


Reduced rate for Private HomeCare Carers: The cost is €195 per person for the entire course, including all materials. Payment options available

  Book a place on this course


4 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Private HomeCare
01 621 9101


Lucan Centre
Primrose Lane
Lucan,Co. DublinK78 XT10Ireland
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01 628 0393