Caring for an older disabled relative can imply practical, financial and emotional challenges. In March 2015 we started a Home Care Course in Velenje. The purpose of the Course was to teach family members how to care for older relatives. By June, over 70 people had completed the course. The course was organized and financed by the Municipality of Velenje and taught by specialists of Elderly Care Home Velenje. It was free of charge for participants. Course participants realized what a good relationship and communication with older people really look like, and why dementia is known as cancer of modern society. Furthermore the course provided ideas on strengthening the social network of older people. Some participants had never heard about palliative care before participating in the course. Specialists demonstrated practical instructions and skills for better care. The next round of the Home Care Course is in preparation -more than 20 applications have already been received. Next steps include setting up a Family Carers Club. The main goal of meetings will be to exchange experiences, provide mutual support and the opportunity for family carers to share their feelings, talk about the good and sad things that they are facing while caring for their older relatives.
Other target group(s): People who are taking care of their older relatives
Sector(s): HealthOther issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
- Intergenerational activities
Name: Remic Novak, Katja
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPreferred language(s): English