Provide support to people living with dementia

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCAGE005, 'Provide support to people living with dementia'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Provide support to people living with dementia' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to provide support to those affected by dementia

1.1 Apply person-centred care approaches to all interactions with the person living with dementia

1.2 Interpret individualised plan and familiarise self with the specific needs and wants of the person living with dementia

1.3 Identify and address person’s needs for a stable and familiar environment

1.4 Recognise signs consistent with financial, physical or emotional abuse or neglect of the person and report to an appropriate person

2. Use appropriate communication strategies

2.1 Use verbal and non verbal communication strategies to maximise engagement of the person with dementia

2.2 Gain cooperation and provide reassurance as appropriate by using reality orientation

2.3 Use a range of validation strategies to relieve distress and agitation in the person

3. Provide activities for maintenance of dignity, skills and health

3.1 Organise activities which aim to maintain independence, using familiar routines and existing skills

3.2 Organise activities that are appropriate to the individual, reflecting their cultural likes and dislikes, in order to bring back pleasurable memories

3.3 Ensure the safety and comfort of the person balanced with autonomy and risk taking

3.4 Access information about the person’s reminiscences and routines with family and carers

3.5 Provide support and guidance to family, carers and/or significant others where appropriate

4. Implement strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours of concern

4.1 Identify behaviours of concern and potential triggers

4.2 Contribute to team discussions on support planning and review

4.3 Take action to minimise the likelihood of and reduce the impact of behaviours on the person and others

4.4 Evaluate implemented strategies with support planning team to ensure effectiveness in minimising behaviours

5. Complete documentation

5.1 Comply with the organisation’s reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor

5.2 Complete, maintain and store documentation according to organisation policy and protocols

6. Implement self care strategies

6.1 Monitor own stress level in relation to working with people with dementia

6.2 Use appropriate self care strategies and seek support if required