Caring in The Community: A training manual for home and community workers VitalSource eText : 9781442544543

Caring in The Community: A training manual for home and community workers VitalSource eText

Croft, Helen
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Pearson Australia
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Personal carers in the community care environment offer crucial daily support to the frail aged, to those with a disability and to primary carers. Caring in the Community provides a solid, practical introduction to the role and responsibilities for workers caring for clients in their own homes.

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  • Written in a clear, easy to read style 
  • Numerous colour illustrations and photographs demonstrate concepts in the text 
  • Case studies put the theory into practice 
  • Activities allow students to consolidate what they have learnt in the text
  • Caring in Action boxes also provide a glimpse into a ‘day in the life’ of workers in home and community care.
Author biography
Helen Croft is an experienced educator, having worked both in TAFE and community colleges, as well as performing numerous consulting roles to major industry and government clients. She has developed training materials to support aged care traineeships and the Certificate III in Aged Care, as well as training programs for health industry managers, enrolled nurses and phlebotomists in the Queensland and NSW health industries. She is currently undertaking PhD studies on spirituality and ageing.
Target audience

Core Units
CHCAC318A Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411A Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301A Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCHC311A Work effectively in home and community care
CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302A Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS304A Work effectively with carers
CHCOHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work 

Elective Units
CHCAC317A Support the older person to maintain their independence
CHCAD401D Advocate for clients
CHCCS305A Assist clients with medication
CHCCS311C Deliver and monitor services to clients
CHCCS400A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAP301A Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404B Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work

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