Loneliness: Alone in a Crowd
Older Australians now number around 3½ million, with loneliness and social isolation becoming an increasing problem for them as life expectancy increases.
- In 2012, a government report stated that over 16 percent of people aged over 65 didn’t leave their homes as regularly as they would want to – or at all.
- For people with a profound or severe disability this figure increased to nearly 50%
In this course, learners will explore the difference between loneliness, solitude and social isolation. The course describes the potential impacts on physical and psychological wellbeing and outlines approaches that learners can apply to respond to individual needs.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Define loneliness and its causes and potential triggers for the person living in the care home
- Recognise the physiological & psychological impacts of loneliness
- Implement appropriate strategies to support individuals affected by loneliness in the care home
Who is this course appropriate for:
This course is appropriate for all staff who work in the social care industry.
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: