This is a call to order and a call to affection! Old people need to be taken care of, they need our presence and of course, expertise in handling them. The life expectancy has increased as a result of technological solutions that help to promote healthy, active and vibrant living among ageing people.
“It seemed lame when training for the patient-handling course– we were taught to lift, carry, shift and support aged people- but I realized all of these are important when i started the job” Alice, a junior healthcare worker recounted . Handling aged human beings has to do with the knowledge of the best way to handle them carefully and harmlessly to ensure the move with ease and do the necessary routines required of them.
The Health Service Executive in Ireland provides an effective system in which the elderly have access to proper welfare to suit their lifestyle. This policy involves professional elderly care training made mandatory to health care workers. On the part of ageing people, this social provision will definitely reduce the fear and pressure of ageing. Ageing comes with a lot of factors including body weakness, health issues and loneliness.
A common example of health issue among the aged people is the Alzheimer’s disease that affects old people mentally thereby causing memory loss. This type of situation requires that any affected senior with this disease should be supported as much as possible to ensure that they retain the functionality of their minds.
A society that provides resources and assistance to the ageing generation raises patriot of the coming generation because of the assurance that their future is safe and they would not be helpless at old age. Kindly listen to the podcast below.