Introduction to the Course
This course examines the risk of financial abuse to elders with and without a diagnosis of dementia. Signs of elder abuse are identified; alongside steps loved ones and caregivers can take to protect elders from becoming victim to financial abuse. Legal protections against financial elder abuse are also discussed. Financial wellbeing and independence is a key component of overall wellbeing throughout adult life. It is important that elders are protected from abuse, particularly if left more vulnerable by a diagnosis of dementia. As such, it is essential that caregivers understand their role, and the protections available to them, in order to safeguard elders in their care. There is also a part 2 to the course – ‘mom’s not paying her bills so now what’, outlining practical realities of financial elder abuse through a series of short videos and equipping learners with real world knowledge of how to deal with challenges in this area.
The audience for this course is people caring for elders with dementia. This includes family involved in the care of a loved one with dementia, and those employed in the care industry working in residential or daycare facilities.
The course is completed through interactive e-learning which learners can access at their own pace and in their own time. The lessons consist of a series of informative and easily understood video clips from Dr Liz. These are followed by interactive and accessible learning tasks and activities containing further expansion on the subject of each video. The videos and activities cater to all learning types and create a solid knowledge base for each learning objective. Learners will be able to revisit the course after completion in order to recap knowledge as and when needed.
The course will be assessed through completion of all e-learning sections, followed by a multiple choice quiz assessing knowledge from all eLearning sections. The quiz will be engineered to ensure caregivers have sufficient knowledge from all learning objectives. Learners will gain 70% of correct answers to pass the quiz, and will have 3 opportunities to take the quiz.