Global Coalition on Aging  

GCOA Statement: 03/23/17

EU CARE Partners Meet to Develop and Approve Training Curriculum

The EIT Health CARE CAMPUS steering group met on March 13 and 14 at the University of Oxford’s Ageing Institute to further develop and approve the initiative’s e-learning platform and modules. These learning tools will allow existing healthcare professionals to develop a deeper understanding of care, as well as help family caregivers navigate their role as elder caregivers.

With the increasing aging of the European population, innovative and multi-dimensional solutions are required to meet the ever-increasing demand for care for the elderly. The current supply gap must be addressed with an increase in the caregiver workforce, and it is crucial that these individuals and family elder caregivers are educated to handle the specific challenges associated with caring for the elderly.

The meeting was a great opportunity for the CARE CAMPUS partners to come together and align on curriculum priorities. Elder caregiving training will benefit the elderly themselves, family elder caregivers, and society by reducing the burden on health care systems, while improving the quality of care for the elderly. GCOA has played a central role in the development of the curriculum as well as convening the group over the course of three international collaborative working meetings. GCOA was pleased to join again with our partners on this groundbreaking initiative, including EIT Health UK-Ireland, Imperial College London, and GCOA members Home Instead Senior Care, Philips, GE, Nestlé Skin Health, and Aegon.

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