This Geriatric Care Program Simulates Challenges Faced by Seniors

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 24, 2015
References: canhealth
When you're young and able-bodied, it's not always easy to put yourself in the shoes of someone who is receiving geriatric care. However, a new program offered by the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest is helping to make it easier to understand and experience some of the problems that face the aging population.

The Working With Seniors: A Primer for Healthcare Provider program is offered for students in Michener's health sciences and involves everything from interaction with the elderly to e-learning components and senior simulation suits. By encouraging a patient-first approach, this senior-focused training program is able to foster a deeper understanding of senior needs, autonomy and accessible environments in the realm of healthcare.