CGCA : CERTIFICATE IN GERIATRIC CARE ASSISTANCE

Programme Type CERTIFICATE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Health Sciences
Duration 0 Year, 6 Months
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization GERIATRIC CARE ASSISTANCE
Description

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 programme aims to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed to
provide support to old age patients and assist other healthcare providers majorly in home/ old age home (including
assisted living facilities) settings, rehabilitation facilities or otherwise in hospitals as well.
With the increase in geriatric population as well as social limitations such as nuclear families, there is greater
evidence of requirement of Geriatric Care Assistants. The CGCA program is thus a platform for gaining
knowledge, to understand the activities and variety of care interventions that are required by an elderly
patient.
Outcome Objective:
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, hygiene, grooming, dressing, bathing and elimination needs of
the geriatrics patients, oral care, hair care, eye and ear care, skin, nail and foot care of geriatrics 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 geriatrics patients as well as
Basic Life Support (BLS) measures & first aid in the event of emergencies.

Eligibility

10+2 Pass with Science .

Fee Structure

Rs.6500/- plus Registration fee of Rs.200/-

Programme Coordinator Dr. Biplab Jamatia, E-mail: cgca@ignou.ac.in

Course Details


Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
BHUBANESHWAR 2137P: COLL OF NURSING,M.K.C.G MEDICAL (2137P)
ARMY-UDHAMPUR 5511: HQ 39 MTN DIV (5511)
VISHAKHAPATNAM 84015P: DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL ELURU (84015P)
VISHAKHAPATNAM 84013P: DISTRICT HOSPITAL VIZIANAGARAM (84013P)
VISHAKHAPATNAM 84006P: OMNI RK HOSPITAL (84006P)