What Problem Are We Solving?
Our world is ageing. The world population proliferated during the Baby Boomer Days ranging, from the early-to-mid 1940s that ended, in the mid-1960s. This population is ageing now, and it will continue during the next couple of decades. The Wolrd Health Organization (WHO) observes that by 2025 the global population above the age of sixty will increase by 50% from the level of 2015 to about 20% and more than one-third of the global population will be above the age of sixty by 2050.
Another influencing factor is advanced medicinal research and healthcare support that lead to increased life expectancy. One out of three babies born today is predicted to live over 100 years. The average life expectancy of the world that was 66.4 years in 2000 has gone up to 71.1 years in 2015. Many predict that this trend of ‘2 years of increase in every five years’, is going to be discontinuous; as we are likely to see a much steeper increase in life expectancy in the nearer terms. Advanced medicinal research is undoubtedly fueling the human desire to live longer!
With a lower population growth rate and longer life expectancy, the conventional demographic pyramid will soon be inverted in many developed countries, with a lesser number of the working population and an increasingly more significant number of retired persons. In the next decade, the growth of the elderly population in the developing nations is going to be explosive; by surpassing the growth in the developed countries many times.
With the growth of the elderly population globally, there will be a greater need to support the elderly persons in their activities of daily living (ADL). Many nations today, are facing the challenge of affordability as well as the availability of trained caregivers. The increase in the cost of health care and unavailability of trained healthcare workers is becoming a burning issue. Many countries are opening their doors to the foreign workforce, due mainly to, unfavourable demography in their home countries, as also the availability of cheap foreign labour.
The WHO and the World Bank predicted that to attain universal access to healthcare workers by 2030; there will be a need to train and deploy 40-50 million new health and social care workers globally. It, of course, means a demographic advantage for developing nations with millions of surplus labourers.
Who is a Professional Caregiver?
Professional Caregivers are NOT nurses but trained healthcare workers as per the occupational standard developed by iCare Life. These Caregivers are trained to provide care support for all situations, such as - #Eldercare #Geriatric Care #Palliative Care #Postoperative Care #Dementia Care #Baby/Child Care #Autistic Care In many societies, this job is done by a family member or by the untrained domestic workers.
iCare Life strives to solve this problem by creating a well-trained and certified community for managing the individual care need and provide quality care service to the beneficiary. With iCare Life defined standards, the service seeker and the service provider come to reside on a common platform, which is based on the Principle - “I know the range of service that I will get” & “I know the scope of service that I will provide.”
Who can Learn?
New Aspirants to Healthcare Services
Healthcare Workers working in any healthcare establishment
Bedside Attendants working in the Homecare environment
Social Healthcare Workers
Family Caregivers – caring for their ‘Loves Ones’
What are the Benefits?
Trained & Certified Nursing Attendants for the Healthcare Organisations and Beneficiaries
On-Premise Training without any loss of productivity
Accountable Care & Quality Service for the Clients
Alignment with Government's mission – ‘Healthcare for All.’
Certification by iCare Life, Singapore – co-branded with the Provider Organizations