HOLISTIC CARE TRAINING PROGRAM 3
Student AL: The elderly care training moved me greatly, for example:
Faculty: lecturers with extensive experience and skills;
Training location: quiet and comfortable, where you can fully engage in learning;
Organisation and arrangement: staff were responsible, attentive, and thoughtful;
Training content: a wide range of subjects, including physical, psychological and spiritual issues; and medical, economic and cultural concerns;
Training methods: colourful and diverse with lectures, discussions, demonstrations and multimedia teaching.
After this training, I have a more thorough understanding of elderly care, its importance and difficulties. I had a new breakthrough in my professional field of psychotherapy. What I benefited from the most was learning about project design, execution and management, evaluation, etc., so that the elderly care projects will be better organised and thorough.
I still need to lead my team to have a common understanding of elderly services; and how to utilise each team member’s expertise to its fullest, establishing the team’s special niche, and demonstrating professional and in-depth service quality. There is an old saying that says, “In the pursuit of truth, the road ahead is still long, but I will spare no effort to pursue and explore.” Thanks to our teachers, we won’t get lost on this road, we are not alone and helpless. Thanks be to God, although we have a long way to go, we believe that:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived — the things God has prepared for those who love him”. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Trainer G: According to reports, at the end of 2017, China had 240 million people over 60, about 17.3% of its total population. Chinese society is aging. Because of chronic illnesses, there is a high proportion of seniors with disability and dementia. Not only does this seriously affect their quality of life, it also challenges family members who need to care for them.
A group of PRC brothers and sisters have a vision to care for the needs of the vulnerable in society, such as caring for needy seniors. They are willing to receive specialised training, and expand their care from those within the church to those in the community. Through serving the elderly, they hope to share the love and care of God.
I am a nursing instructor. I am fortunate to know this group of Christians through the training program. They studied diligently in the training course. The students hope to become trainers after three years. They will continue on training and journeying with different teams in China. Through skilled elderly care, they hope to spread the spirit of Christ’s love to all corners of the world.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Student H: “Respect the old”
Who can stop the advance of age?
Better to learn early about the elderly now than to delay.
Follow the Great Commission to bless others.
Through these skills to bring peace.
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