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Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 11, 2019 (SKNIS): A total of 37 students has recently completed the first phase of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), Health Science Division’s 12 week Certificate in Elderly Care course, which was held from May 04 to June 08, 2019. The clinical practicum component will be completed on July 20, 2019.

Participants, who attended the course, were from various institutions including public and private sectors from St. Kitts and Nevis. After completing this course, the participants will be fully trained and able to work with the elderly in care homes, nursing homes, and retirement homes like Lakeside Village. It is a positive thing that more people are being trained to give this sort of care, because these nursing and retirement homes are becoming very popular choices for the elderly.

The course was held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Health Science Division on Lockhart Street, Basseterre.

Some topics of focus included Role of Caregiver, the Aging Process, Rights of the Elderly, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Bed Making, Meal Planning and Preparation, Feeding of the Elderly, Pressure Area Care, Basic Life Support, First Aid, Recording and Evaluating Care.

The techniques and the lessons that these participants have learned during their time on this course can provide the elderly with treatments that can help to prolong their life. Even if they live in independent living facilities similar to the one you’ll find at La Posada, (you can click here to learn more), they may still need access to healthcare during their time there and the participants on this course can help to administer this sort of care. Some students might even work within the in-home care industry for a company like Always Here Home Care, rather than in a care home. The care industry is booming at the minute and there are lots of jobs available. These courses will continue to cover important topics that could be used in elderly care services similar to this PACE adult day center as well as local institutions.

The CFBC expressed a heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the support, commitment and encouragement to the Management and staff of the Save Haven Elderly Care Home, the Royal Elderly Care Home, Cardin Home, Kare Nursing Agency, AccXess Services, the Alexandra Hospital and the Flamboyant Home in Nevis and the Senior Administrators of the CFBC and Health Science Division’s faculty and staff.

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