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As the Australian population ages, there is an increasing demand for recognising the different needs of people as they first transition into old age. This unit provides a framework for students to apply recovery-oriented practices when working with people who are moving into old age. It explores the reality of challenges and developmental changes that occur with age, recognises the ongoing contribution of older people to society and identifies the factors that support positive ageing. Students will be adapting assessment, care planning, management and interventions to meet the needs of older people, as well as applying their knowledge of old age and common causes of mental illness and distress during this life stage.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: