Skip to 0 minutes and 15 seconds By 2050, around 20 million people in the UK will be aged 65 or over. By the age of 70, 50% of the population will have at least two long-term health conditions. Some of these might relate to visual and/or hearing impairment. One in six people aged 65 and above use 10 or more medicines. Obtaining, ordering, storing, and administering these medicines can be challenging to people with sensory impairments. Join us in this course where we will introduce the challenges that older people with sensory impairments face when dealing with their medicines. The course also aims to promote the safe and effective use of medicines with a person-centred approach.
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Over four weeks, we will introduce you to Alicia, George, and Caroline, three older people with sensory impairments. They all have challenges to overcome when it comes to ordering, storing, obtaining, and administering their medicines. We will present effective strategies and look at some different technologies available that can be used to support the safe and person-centred care of older people with sensory impairment in terms of their medicines management. This MOOC is aimed at health care professionals involved in any aspects of medicine use and supply. It will also be of use to those involved in social care, such as carers, and anyone who may be supporting the medicine journey of people with sensory impairments.
Skip to 1 minute and 38 seconds Join our team of experts in examining the challenges faced by older people with sensory impairment and the different ways you can help to mitigate these. We look forward to working with you.