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Updated on 20 Aug, 2019

Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


12th Pass with science

A Geriatric Care Assistant (GCA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who usually works in a hospital, home or Old Age home environment and provide care to the elderly or old age patients. Internationally they may be called by similar names such as Elderly Care Attendants, Geriatric Nursing Aides or Patient Care Assistants.

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

Demonstrate skills in basic geriatrics care such as assessment, patient positions, movements, preparation of facilities/environment of the patient, feeding, hygience, grooming, dressing, bathing and elimination needs of the geriatric patients, oral care, hari care, eye and ear care, skin, nail and foot care of geriatric patients.

Demonstrate skills in management of positions & pressure points, disabilities and well being of geriatric patient, including counseling skills and management of mental health issues in geriatric patients as well as Basic Life Support(BLS) measures & first aid in the event of emergencies.

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