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Comment: 'Bridging the age gap could help to solve the staffing crisis'


As a trained nurse I too qualified in the 80s When I worked on the medical wards it was to me seen as a logical progression to go from there to community and onto working in a carehome. Elderly care medicine does not receive a good press.. and carehomes as a whole unfortunately get bad publicity ,the sector is not seen as sexy or cutting edge and so not given house room by younger people. Stereotypes in the media dont help.. whereas I can see that some people may consider further education to degree standard is not necessary.. I disagree as a lot of care is given in nurse led units and we are there as autonomous practitioners..incidentally I work as a lead nurse in a car home

Posted date

4 March, 2015

Posted time

5:06 pm