40 sign up for elderly care course

Forty people registered to take part in “Caring for the Elderly,” a professional development course at the University of the West Indies Open Campus – Cayman Islands.

The course is part of the university’s Continuing Professional and Education program and is designed to provide members of the community with an understanding of the needs of those who are unable to care for themselves due to age.

According to a university press release, the course is being taught by local professionals and is geared at providing caregivers with the basic knowledge and skills to safely and competently care for elderly people within their home setting, or in institutions that offer residential care to the elderly.

The program includes topics such as roles and functions of care givers, work ethics, the aging process, blood pressure, pulse and temperature checks, bed making, meal planning and preparation, feeding of the elderly and recording and evaluating care.

Jody-Ann Moore and Paulette Chotan, who work at the Cayman UWI Open Campus, said they were delighted with the response to the launch of the course.

For more information about the Caring for the Elderly course or any of the other UWI programs, call 946-8322 or email [email protected]

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