It was a specialized, comprehensive and practical training on geriatrics that integrated the person-centered holistic, interdisciplinary healthcare approach for the elderly. All lectures scheduled were strictly adhered to by competent resource persons with enriched interactive sessions. There was a very cordial relationship between participants and resource persons in a compassionate environment.
As a Pharmacist, the training was a rewarding experience for me.
The care of the elderly is usually counter intuitive as many times we try to manage them as we do in adult medicine without fully realizing the peculiarities in their care.
Prior to attending the training in Geriatric Care I and many of my doctors in GeroCare victims of this.
Attending the training was a huge turning point in the way we provided care for our patients at GeroCare as it enabled me to pass along this information to those in my team for both their private use and for the betterment of GeroCare.
I thought I loved the elderly until I attended the geriatric training/course in February 2019 at UBTH, Benin City and saw the challenges the elderly face. The challenges are worse in our society. From my experience at the training, I will not only want the programme to continue but should be widened, well-funded and made more frequently so as to train other healthcare providers and also sensitise the public on their plight and the need to help them. Whatever we do for them, we do for ourselves after all everyone prays to live long and be in good health.
National Training Programme in Geriatrics for Health Care Providers in Benin 2019.
I was an excited participant, being a Community Health Physician and had noticed the plight of the Elderly in my Community. I was celebrated in Class, being an Elderly myself, (the only one)! It was illuminating to learn about myself, especially my ‘aging’ brain, and how to make the most of what was left!
For there to be an upgrade Course, an International Training in Geriatrics in 2020, (Achieving Quality Health Care for the Elderly in Africa), is not something any visionary Health Care Provider would want to miss.
Be sure to attend this Course, and your aging parents and grandparents will bless you the more!!