Overview of End of Life Care
Objectives: Determine appropriate responses to the emotions experienced by an older adult at the end of life. Recommend strategies for caring for the physical needs of an older adult at the end of life. Explain nutritional considerations for older adults at the end of life. Recommend ways to support family members of an older adult at the end of life. Identify signs that an older adult is in the last moments of life. Describe appropriate actions after death.
Description: This class will teach caregivers how to care for the physical and emotional needs of clients at the end of life and how to support the client’s family members during this time. Caregivers will also learn how to support the client in the final hours of life and care for a body after death.