• a common framework for the assessment, validation and recognition of informal and non-formal competences and skills concerning Elderly Caregiving, aiming at facilitating the recognition of prior learning (APL) related to elderly caregiving in the partnership EU Member States
O1. Framework for the competences of Elderly Caregivers
• a unified curriculum / training course on Elderly Caregiving fundamentals such as caregivers ethics and conduct, comprehensive / specialized / family caregiving, instrumental activities of daily living, principles of personal and mental wellness, professional appearance and etiquette, guide to who being a self-employed contractor and caregiver educational resources
O2. Curriculum// Training Course on Elderly Caregiving Fundamentals
• a workbook for informal caregivers of seniors with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for a senior and to be an effective Elderly Caregiver
O3. A Workbook for Informal Caregivers across Europe
O3. A Training Guide For Caregivers for the Elderly
• 2 pedagogical videos, using Cultural Pedagogical Tools (CPT), to help caregivers handle stress and carry out the role of caregiver in optimum emotional condition:
O4. Video 1: To be a caregiver
O4. Video 2: To be a care receiver
The scenarios of the videos have been developed based on the findings of the focus groups organized in 8 partner countries (Romania, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Turkey and Sweden) in February 2015, in view of identifying caregivers’ needs, emotions and conflictual circumstances, by focusing on 4 main axes: “I’m not a care-giver... I’m family”, “Lack of support”, “Feelings of loss of identity as a person”, “Fear for the future”: Focus Groups EU Report
• a 5-day 1st level medical training for Ageing Specialists (trainers/ practitioners) to address medical treatments, caregiving strategies, long-term planning, behavioural challenges, successful ageing, and other related issues.
• a 5-day 1st level relational training for Ageing Specialists (trainers/ practitioners) to support determining risk of older person to adverse outcomes; to identify the clinically deteriorating older person; to manage common illnesses, challenging behaviours, anticipatory care planning; to handle care management and case management; to learn ways of coping with the stresses and strains of being a caregiver, to discover ways to reduce frustrations and barriers in the caregiving experience.
• a model of intervention to support elderly caregivers in order to reduce public costs
O7. Model of intervention
• 2 5-day local training programmes for informal Elderly Caregivers in 6 partner countries, provided by the Ageing Specialists having previously attended the 1st level trainings abroad, to increase informal caregivers’ skills, knowledge, and confidence.