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The Experienced Carer : Frontline Leaders in Australia's Aged Care Workplaces 2nd Edition - Helen Croft

The Experienced Carer

Frontline Leaders in Australia's Aged Care Workplaces 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 14th October 2015
ISBN: 9780170355445
Number Of Pages: 456

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Senior frontline carers ' both in HACC and residential settings' are central to making ageing a positive and largely self-managed experience. This training manual seeks to target the advanced care and frontline leadership skills of senior carers. In doing so it reflects the Community Services Training Package competencies for the Certificate IV level award for aged care work. The Experienced Carer 2e covers all of the compulsory competencies, plus the most popular electives from the new CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification, as well as CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care. This new edition now includes learning content on Home and Community Care (HACC) in this context.

New to the Edition

  • Detailed mapping of content to units of competency, elements and performance criteria from the current CHC Community Services Training Package. Speak with your Learning Consultant for purchasing options


  • Incorporation of HACC material in relevant chapters


  • Activities and assessments throughout the chapters to reiterate learning outcomes


  • Greater detail and focus on strength-based practice for Case Managers


  • Updated information on palliative care, falls prevention and medications administration


  • Robust instructor package including customisable PowerPoints, a test bank, solutions and more


  • Additional online learning content for students to help build skills and knowledge throughout the course. These include quizzes, flashcard activities , crosswords and more


  • PowerPoint slides to assist with lesson planning


  • Testbank for in-class testing or to set homework assignments


About the Author

The late Helen Croft had a successful career in the field of vocational education and flexible delivery, and was involved with training for aged care from 1997. As the author of market leading aged care textbooks, Caring in the Community and The Experienced Carer, she had worked in both the public and private sectors including directorships of TAFE and community colleges as well as private consulting roles to major industry and government clients.

Part 1: Clients with complex needs

1. Introducing the experienced carer

2. Major aged care and HACC client groups

3. The older person with complex care needs: common chronic conditions

4. The older person with complex care needs: dementia

Part 2: Applying advanced care skills

5. Your role in confirming the clients physical health status

6. Your role in applying advanced care skills

7. Your role in medications

8. Your role in palliative care

Part 3: Responding to the aged care operational environment

9. Service delivery planning and monitoring in aged care and community services

10. Administrative and information system requirements for frontline aged care managers

11. The legal and ethical context of aged care and HACC services

Part 4: Coordinating and managing the aged care effort

12. Your role as the leader and mentor of a team

13. Your role in dealing with emergencies

14. Your role in contributing to a safe work environment

Appendix 1: Basic anatomy and physiology

Appendix 2: WHS foundations

Appendix 3: Websites

ISBN: 9780170355445
ISBN-10: 0170355446
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 14th October 2015
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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