Course on Geriatric/Elderly Care

Objective of the Course

The percentage of people above 60 years in India is expected to be 20% by 2050. India is, therefore, experiencing a demographic transition, which will have an impact on the individual, family, community, society at large and the nation. In pursuance with the National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP), the objective is to develop a dedicated cadre of Geriatric Caregivers and generate skilled manpower, with focused attention on training for intervention in the family and community settings.

Target Group

The main target groups are the functionaries of Old Age Homes/ Day Care Centres / State Government/NGOs/ policy makers working in the field of ageing/ students in Schools/colleges/Universities and the persons willing to work as geriatric care-givers.

Modules of the course

  • An Overview of Geriatric/ Elderly Care
  • Importance of Health & Hygiene for Senior Citizens
  • Geriatric Nutrition
  • Common Health Problems among the Elderly
  • Measuring vital signs & checking blood sugar
  • Mental Health Illnesses among Elderly: Role of communication
  • Age-friendly environment: Fall & its prevention
  • Productive Ageing
  • Exercises and handling assistive devices for senior citizens
  • Elder Abuse: Manifestation & Prevention
  • Legal Provisions for Senior Citizens
  • Geriatric Palliative Care