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Ageing and disability: Transitions into residential care
Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This free course, Ageing and disability: Transitions into residential care, discusses the role of social workers and care staff in supporting individuals through the transition, and how residential environments affect quality of life.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- recognise some key factors which determine the way people experience and manage transitions
- identify elements of good practice for supporting people through transitions
- discuss how care environments can promote service users’ identity, strengths and autonomy
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Transitions
- 2 Care environments
- 3 Practice links
- 4 Conclusion
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