CACE Homecare Curriculum
Learning in place to support aging in place
Welcome to the CACE Homecare Curriculum!
This online resource utilizes simulation and education science principles to enable homecare workers to gain exposure to realistic scenarios they may encounter when providing home-based support to older adults. Specific areas of focus in this curriculum include delirium, dementia, depression, interprofessional collaboration, fall prevention, medication safety, and responding to responsive behaviours.
Try our sample case below!
Amrita Singh is a 81 year old woman of South Asian descent. She moved in with her son and his family after her husband passed away. Surrinder is the oldest of Amrita's four children. His family is composed of his wife Gurpreet, and their two children. Amrita has transitioned well to living with her son and his family, and enjoys caring for her grandchildren.
The CACE homecare curriculum was developed by an interprofessional team of academic and healthcare professionals. The curriculum features real personal support workers and simulated patients. It utilizes principles from education science and simulation to immerse learners in realistic home environments and combines educational content with opportunities to reflect on observations. These components are supplemented by quizzes throughout the modules.
Funding for the homecare curriculum was provided by SIM-one. To learn more visit our About page!
The CACE Homecare Curriculum also allows for collaborative learning. Organizations that would like to use the curriculum as part of their training programs may take advantage of facilitator mode, which will allow access to scores of participants registered under their team, and a facilitator guide which highlights the features of the CACE Homecare Curriculum and also provides discussion points to enhance the collaborative learning experience.