"Basics of care for elderly people and persons with disabilities" now online
20 May 2020
UNFPA supports the launch of an online version of the two-month course on "Basics of Care for Elderly People and Persons with Disabilities".
With UNFPA Armenia's support, the Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People, in response to COVID-19 pandemic, launched an online version of the two-month course on "Basics of Care for Elderly People and Persons with Disabilities", intended for all interested including nurses, social workers and family members of elderly people and people with disabilities.
The teaching specialists are doctors who are also specialized in professional care, and have undergone a number of trainings in the field of geriatrics and gerontology at the Association's partner international organizations (EuGMS, РГНКЦ).
Most elderly people develop a number of health problems that require special attention. Their quality of life and of people with disabilities largely depends on care and its proper organization. Therefore, it is very important that the caregiver, whether a family member or a specialist (for example, a nurse), possesses special knowledge and skills in the field of care.