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Project Results (PR)

The results of the project aim to strengthen the role of caregivers as promoters of Healthy Aging, helping them to implement strategies in everyday life that contribute to the quality of life, both for the person being cared for and for the person providing care. 

We know that caring for a loved one can be both rewarding and challenging, and our goal is to ensure you feel confident and capable every step of the way. We are based on the most recent recommendations from the World Health Organization on the promotion of Integrated Care for Elderly People (ICOPE), because the educational contents do not only focus on improving the health and well-being of the elderly person being cared for, but of the person who takes care. Understanding the principles of healthy aging is at the heart of providing effective care! 

Find out more through the content we developed for you through 3 different digital tools.

The Digital White Paper

The present Digital White Paper aims to provide valuable and practical information on implementing healthy ageing interventions focused on detecting, slowing down and managing significant physical and cognitive declines.

With this in mind, the EducAGE team reviewed and compiled the current recommendations by following the World Health Organization guidelines on Integrated care for older people (ICOPE). The Digital White Paper has been organised into three main modules according to the ICOPE guidelines:

  • Module I – declines in intrinsic and functional capacities, which includes functional and mobility loss, malnutrition, and cognitive and mental health impairments;
  • Module II – geriatric syndromes associated with care dependency, including the risk of falls, chronic diseases, urinary incontinence, skin breakdown and bed sores, and;
  • Module III – interventions to support caregiving and prevent caregiver strain.

 

For each chapter within each module, the reader will have access to a summary of the important recommendations, tips, and additional sources of reliable information through websites, YouTube videos, quizzes, checklists, and practical exercises. 

Enlarge this image and click on the different topics in the index to access the different chapters of the book.

Mobile App (m-learning app)

The application for mobile devices (app)  is intended to be a means of informal learning, easy to consult.

Objective: facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and skills through a dynamic and flexible mobile application that promotes self-learning in an informal and dynamic way.

Includes: Useful tips for implementing strategies that promote healthy aging, short videos, interactive games, and exercises to challenge your knowledge.

Watch the video on how to use the m-learning app

Download our app in apk format!

When installing, an alert message may appear. You can accept the installation of this app, it is safe!

Graduation course
Hybrid Mode

This course was developed to provide caregivers with the tools, strategies and support guidance necessary to provide care that contributes to the extension of functional autonomy and quality of life for older adults. We know that caring for a loved one can be both rewarding and challenging, and our goal is to ensure you feel confident and capable every step of the way.

Course methodology

The course is based on a mixed teaching methodology, combining online educational materials with opportunities for interactivity in the classroom. The course structure was designed to provide a broad learning experience that respects the busy schedule of caregivers. The modular approach allows for flexibility, as each session is designed to be completed in short time frames. This organization ensures that you can easily integrate learning into your schedule without feeling overwhelmed. The total duration of the course is 32.5h (online component – 25h + face-to-face component 7.5h).  Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation.

Online Component

The online modules were designed to provide concise classes on essential topics to promote the quality of life of the person being cared for and the caregiver. Each class session lasts approximately 12 to 15 minutes. To reinforce learning, questions were included in each topic. The caregiver is also encouraged to deepen their knowledge, exploring recommended materials independently. The caregiver is encouraged to share their progress and experiences in the forum available at the end of each topic.

In-person Component

At the end of each module, the caregiver will have the opportunity to contact a qualified trainer. Through flipped classroom and roundtable methodologies, course participants will explore material learned online, share real-world scenarios and participate in pertinent discussions about the topics being learned.

Certification

For those looking for a certificate recognized by one of EducAGE’s partner institutions, it will be necessary to take a knowledge test. The final certificate corresponds to a course equivalent to three ECTS credits, providing recognition of your commitment and achievement in the program. For this purpose you should contact projecteducage@gmail.com.

 

The online component of the course is now available and is free! Sign up and start your learning journey! You can access this component of the course at the following link:

If you are interested in taking the full course (online + in-person component), contact us: projecteducage@gmail.com.

Watch the video and learn how to acess and navigate the online component of the course.