Looking for a specialist End of Life Care training provider?
Here, at Altura Learning, we provide social care companies with access to specialist End of Life Care care training courses.
Everyone will lose a friend or family member at some point in their lives, which is why effective end of life care is so important in aged care. Care workers have the responsibility to provide comfort and support to residents and their relatives during the end stage of their life, making sure the needs of the person are met and the grieving process is made as easy as possible for the family.
End stage of life refers to the point in a person’s palliative care pathway when the person begins exhibiting signs/symptoms that suggest that they may be approaching the last weeks or days of their life. End of life care focuses on providing the comfort and support required to successfully meet the physical and psychological needs of the person and their family.
An older person in the end stage of life may be diagnosed with dementia, cancer or a number of comorbidities that impact on the level of care they require. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they need to be hospitalised; in fact, the number of older people choosing to access residential care to manage the end stage of life is on the rise.
Our accredited online training courses aim to improve the quality of end of life care in both residential and home care environments by ensuring aged care staff have the skills and experience they need to provide quality, person-centred care in the workplace. We want to make sure older people and their families are treated with expert knowledge, dignity and compassion.
Who are our end of life courses for?
All of our end of life courses are aimed at aged care organisations. These include home care, residential care, and palliative care services who want to provide high-quality, reliable training to their care workers, registered nurses, volunteers and anyone else who may need to undergo end of life care training.
With our range of training courses available, you’ll be sure to find one suited to the needs of your employees and the service you provide. Our industry-leading e-learning courses make sure the staff and volunteers in your aged care organisation are competent and confident when providing support to someone at the end of their life.
Online Course Content
In these courses your care staff will gain knowledge of the core principles relating to end of life care, including an understanding of the dying process, what end of life care means and the effects/impacts of bereavement. The aim of staff in residential aged care settings should be to provide quality care, while managing both the physical and psychological needs of the person to provide a holistic, integrated approach. It is essential that staff recognise that “dying is a normal part of life and the human experience.”
Our courses cover a variety of skills care staff will learn, such as how to put an Advance Care Plan into place, how to empathetically support grieving relatives and strategies that can be implemented to comfort people at the end of their life in a dignified way. Care and clinical staff play an essential role when developing and implementing strategies that will effectively manage the person’s physical symptoms.
These strategies should be individualised to meet the person’s presenting symptoms and must be evaluated regularly to ensure the strategies are effective at achieving the person’s desired outcomes and expressed wishes, supporting the older person to remain comfortable while also addressing the needs of the family. It is also important that care staff are mindful that as the person approaches their last days of life, their expressed wishes or the expressed wishes of their substitute decision-maker may change.
Why you should choose Altura Learning
Our specialist courses are relevant, engaging and inspiring so that you can give your aged care workers the most valuable learning opportunity possible, helping them to develop their skills and deliver exceptional end of life care to older people and their families.
Get in touch and enquire online today, or read more about our specialist end of life care training courses below!