Safely implement activities for elderly people as a coordinator and understand reminiscence, preconceptions and encouragement using a person centred approach within a care home or social care environment.
Most people, when confronted with the question, 'why activities?', respond with the same initial answer - that activities help to relieve boredom. We know it is a basic human need to interact in a meaningful manner with other people, particularly for people with care needs. This course provides the learner with the underpinning knowledge and evidence of their competence as an activity coordinator.
It is fun, easy to work through and can be completed at your own pace. The authors have supervised a team of activity coordinators for sixteen years. The course is an excellent opportunity to validate the role and comply with the CQC requirements of competence for “persons engaged in providing meaningful activities”.
(QCF units: ACT 201, ACT 202, ACT 204, ACT 206, ACT 208 and HSC 2023)