What is the Package? 

This education and training package is specifically aimed at residential aged care personal care workers (PCWs) and personal care assistants (PCAs) . It was developed to support PCWs/PCAs to recognise changes in a resident’s health status and report these to the appropriate person in the facility. The package is interactive and engaging and was developed using principles of adult learning. It can be delivered to current care staff as a refresher, or to those who are new to aged care.

What will PCWs/PCAs learn? 

This package comprises eight modules which can be taught over 10 hours. Modules can be delivered individually or as an entire package, to individuals or small groups, and in any order.

Each module supports understanding of:

– How the body system works
– The ageing process and what happens to the body
– How to recognise a change in residents’ health and wellbeing
– How to report these changes verbally and in writing.