Caregiving to the Elderly


Course Description

The program aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills for their elderly caregiving roles. The Comprehensive Caregiving to the Elderly course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for elderly individuals effectively. The course consists of four modules, each focusing on different aspects of caregiving. Through a combination of videos, content, and self-assessment activities, learners will gain a deep understanding of elderly care and develop practical caregiving skills.

Course Contents


The course is divided in 4 modules-

Module 1: Basics for Caregivers to Elderly 

  • Part 1: Understanding elderly care and the major roles of an elderly caregiver.
  • Part 2: Features and categorization of Elderly Individuals for understanding the mental/physical requirements.
  • Part 3: Building and maintaining a hygienic, safe and clean environment for elderly care with or without the support of family.

Module 2: Daily Care Routine for Elderly 

  • Part 1: Daily Care Routine- Performing scheduled activities in entire day- Before Noon
  • Part 2: Daily Care Routine- Performing scheduled activities in entire day- After Noon
  • Part 3: Extra Support activities- Preparing/serving meal and beverages, washing, attending visitors and recording daily vitals. 

Module 3: Physical and Mental Well being for Elderly 

  • Part 1: Physical well being, medications and recreational activities.
  • Part 2: Mental/Emotional well being and recreational activities.

Module 4: Emergency Preparedness and Rights-Duties of Elderly 

  • Part 1: Handling emergency situations
  • Part 2: Rights and duties of elderly person.

Target audience

The course is designed particularly for persons who want to make their career in elderly care as well as individuals who are involved in elderly care directly or indirectly. The list of person is as below:

  • Family Members of Elderly
  • Professional Caregivers
  • Social Workers
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Students in Healthcare Programs
  • Volunteers
  • Entrepreneurs in Elderly Care Services
  • Community Health Workers
  • Teachers and Educators

However, anyone who is interested in the course also register/enroll in this MOOC.

Outcomes of this Course

Upon completion of the course on caregiving to the elderly, learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the aging process and its effects on physical, mental, and emotional health in the elderly.
  2. Identify and apply best practices for providing personalized care to meet the unique needs of elderly individuals.
  3. Develop effective communication skills to interact with elderly individuals, their families, and healthcare professionals.
  4. Implement strategies to promote a safe and supportive environment for elderly individuals, considering factors such as hygiene, nutrition, and mobility.
  5. Recognize signs of common health issues in the elderly and respond appropriately, including seeking timely medical assistance when necessary.
  6. Apply principles of dignity, respect, and cultural sensitivity in caregiving practices.
  7. Understand and adhere to legal and ethical guidelines related to caregiving for the elderly.
  8. Utilize self-care techniques to prevent burnout and maintain physical and emotional well-being while providing care to elderly individuals.
  9. Advocate for the rights and preferences of elderly individuals, empowering them to make informed decisions about their care and lifestyle.
  10. Reflect on personal experiences and feedback to continuously improve caregiving skills and approaches.


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of this course after successful completion.