Addressing the Needs of a Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Group: The Alzheimer's Patients

 

IDRAAC, in collaboration with Alzheimer's Association Lebanon and with the support of the Australian Embassy - Beirut, Lebanon Direct Aid Program (DAP), started a new project which gives young men the chance to get trained for free and have the opportunity to work as a certified caregiver for persons living with Alzheimer’s.

This project aims to:
- Address the need of Alzheimer patients at home and avoid institutionalization. 
- Decrease caregiver stress of family members by having a certified home caregiver at home with them sharing caregiving burden and by maintaining family members in their jobs without the need to quit and become an unpaid caregiver.
- Enhance the capacity and vocational training of men to become certified home caregivers for older adults.

 

 

Recruited men follow an intensive course covering basic Alzheimer and dementia care, problem solving and best practices and focused on specific learning objectives and skills: 
- Personal care 
- Daily care 
- Cognitive skills activities
- Physical activities 
- Leisure activities 
- Risk assessment techniques 
- Safety and prevention measures 
- Effective communication and problem solving
 

This project opens job opportunities for young men while supporting families of patients with Alzheimer's.

To know more about this project, you can contact us on +961 76 10 05 76 email us on idraac@idraac.org

 

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