The New Care project addressing certain needs of the elderly members of our societies through designing and developing educational resources for the professionals in nursing homes. The Europe 2020 Strategy recognizes that „the number of people over the age of 60 is increasing twice as fast as it was before 2007, that is to say around 2 million a year instead of 1 million previously.
The nursing home sector (NACE Code: Q.87 Residential care activities) assumes new responsibilities that transcend its traditional role of caring for the elderly and are oriented towards greater action in the area of dependency prevention.
For years there has been a debate about the lack of adequacy of the services and services of those who need long-term care.
Currently, all stakeholders involved in the sector agree that it is necessary to redefine the model of care for the elderly, since these require attention and support of different types and intensity.
Older people aspire to continue their own life projects according to their preferences, for which they demand the right not only to treat their illness, but also to reduce their dependency, to promote their personal autonomy and to include the active life. This right has been recognized in the regulations of all European countries.
The New-Care project aims to develop a group of open educational resources addressed to the new professional profile. The project will be coordinated by Asociación Edad Dorada Mensajeros de la Paz C-LM y Galicia, Spain with the active involvement of BFE from Bulgaria, CIAPE from Italy, Asociatia Habilitas from Romania and SOSU Oestjylland from Denmark.
To define an international training curriculum for the New Professional profile:
– To design educational contents and training materials for the CPCC model for initial and permanent training.
– To develop Educational Contents and training materials about: “How to use open educational resources in the application of the CPCC model? It will be addressed to teachers/trainers of this sector.
– To carry out a multilingual educational kit, compatible with mobile devices, for the new professional profile.
– To test all educational resources through a pilot e-learning course in each participant country.
All materials will be freely accessible and will be use under Creative Commons license.
More information about the project you can find on: https://www.newcareproject.eu/