This course provides personal care workers and support workers in residential and home care settings with the tools and knowledge they need to assist consumers with diabetes confidently and safely.
Assisting aged care consumers to live life to the fullest should be the main focus of diabetes care.
Consumers living with diabetes have their own views, preferences, values and experiences. Staff need to work in partnership with consumers, their families, and others they want involved to ensure the best quality care.
Diabetes care is an important area for staff working in residential aged care and home care services. Staff need to carefully follow instructions in diabetes care plans to help ensure that consumer’s diabetes is managed well. Staff need to be on the lookout for complications of diabetes such as skin or foot problems, or high or low blood glucose levels. Staff may also be required to perform, or assist consumers to perform, regular blood glucose level checks. Careful management of consumer’s diabetes helps consumers stay healthy, reduces complications, and improves consumer’s quality of life and wellbeing.
This course has been designed for personal care workers and other support workers that provide care in residential aged care homes and home care settings.
At the end of the course, learners will increase their understanding of:
As with every Kineo Courses unit, Diabetes in Aged Care for personal care and support workers features:
Additionally, the course provides learners with downloadable ‘takeaway’ resources, including an insulin pen fact sheet, and helpful posters on providing person-centred diabetes care.
The course has been reviewed by Melissa Sinfield, a recognised subject matter expert in the aged care space and supports Aged Care Quality Standards 1-8.