Elder care – hands on training for future caregivers

I found an article today about an intensive internship for geriatric care students.  The students live in an elder care facility and are assigned health problems to emulate.  What a great idea to have the students experience first-hand, some of the challenges faced by the elders they’ll be caring for.  I love the quote from the student featured in the article, “I never really noticed how hard it is to live like this. I just always thought of old people as grumpy people who are easily upset.’’


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