The rate at which technology is developing is so fast that most of us struggle to keep up. When we were children, some of the lucky ones may have had an old Commodore 64, which needed programming language just to access Ms Dos. It seems like it took no more than a blink of an eye for programming language to be replaced with touchscreens and the old Commodore to be replaced with an iPad or tablet. And nobody even knows what Ms Dos is anymore!
We are lucky to say that the times when we thought that the learning ends with the college of university degree are over.
With the online university open for everybody, regardless their age, even the retired people can learn something more.
If you’re looking to get more out of your 9-to-5 job — and you think that helping older people would be a great way to spend your time — you may be a perfect fit for aged care training!
What exactly would you do?
As an aged care worker, you would work in a special facility or even in someone’s personal home. Either way, you’d be responsible for providing everything from basic care, like helping with bathing and going to the bathroom, to helping senior citizens run their errands, get exercise, and handle their other daily activities. You would also offer emotional support. After all, many aged citizens don’t have a shoulder to lean on!
Some aged citizens only need a little bit of help, while others need a professional to take care of everything. You may need to lift people out of bed (luckily, there are special hoists and lifting machines that can make this easier!), so you’ll need to have some physical strength. You’ll also need to be able to work long hours on your feet, just like a nurse would.