"Certificate Courses on Basic Issues in Geriatric Care: India Government"

"Certificate Courses on Basic Issues in Geriatric Care: India Government"geriatric courses

One month Certificate Course on Basic Issues in Geriatric Care


Organized by National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), MSJE, Govt. of India in collaboration with Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI)

National Institute of Social Defence (NISD)


The importance of taking care of elderly has become more relevant in India due to thee increased lifespan and consequent increase in population of the aged. As a result of demographic transition and changing family structure, care of aged is emerging as concern of modern times.

Courses



Three Month Basic Course for Caregivers/Bed Assistants
Target Group: Any individual having passed 10th standard, having a desire to serve senior citizens.
Aims & Objectives are to:
  • create a cadre of care giver for having bed care assistance, etc
  • provide palliative care services, emergency and crisis management etc
Course Curriculum includes
  • Ageing
  • Health Care
  • Fundamental Care
  • Other Aspects
Practical Training inputs include
  • Field Visits in Old Age Homes/Age Care Institutions for exposure
  • Short term Placement in Hospitals.
Certificate Courses on Thematic Issues
The Six Months and Two Months certificate courses have been converted into Three Month Certificate Course.
One Month Course on Basic Issues in Geriatric Care
Target Group: NGO functionaries and Service Providers
Aims & Objectives are to:
  • build a comprehensive knowledge base on basic issues in geriatric care
  • enhance their skill and capacities in counselling and management of age care institutions
  • expose to various situations and innovative approaches in the field of ageing
  • enhance their knowledge in resource management, advocacy and networking
Course Curriculum includes
  • Socio-Demographic Dynamics
  • Public Policy and Planning
  • Fundamentals of Ageing Care
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Geriatric Management
Practical Training inputs include
  • Field Visits in Old Age Homes/Age Care Institutions for exposure
  • Short term placement in Hospitals with Specialized facility for Geriatric Care
  • Innovative Projects on Aged
  • Report Writing and Seminar Presentation
Training Programmes on Themes like Geriatric Counselling, Management of Dementia etc.
Target Group: NGO functionaries and Service Providers
Aims & Objectives are to:
  • develop and enhance the basic skills in Geriatric Counselling of the Key Functionaries of different NGOs.
  • enable the participants understand the various psychological factors related to Ageing.
  • orient the participants with various approaches in Counselling for the care of older persons.
  • give practical exposure of specialized intervention strategies while caring for the aged.
  • create awareness about dementia and its various types
  • educate volunteers and Care Givers to identify early warning signs of dementia and early prevention
  • enhance the skills of Care Givers in managing elderly with dementia
Training includes
  • Classroom Sessions (Theory & Practical) on specific topics
  • Field Visits in Old Age Homes/Age Care Institutions for exposure
One Day Programmes
Target Group: PRIs, Teachers, Counsellors, Anganwadi Workers, ASHA workers, School and College Students, Youth
Aims & Objectives are to:
  • sensitize and create awareness for Bridging the Inter-generational Gap
  • sensitize and create awareness on Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007

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