advantage seniors public Engagement

Public Engagement

Home is the first and the best option for the elders and we call it"aging in place"! However, many a time, home fails to extend the support systems needed for adequate care giving during infirmity. Advantage Seniors is well established in elder care services in bangalore.

Community Engagement

In today’s complex demographic landscape, navigating the challenges of aging isn’t always straightforward. Families may struggle to find the best ways to support their elders. It’s essential to educate seniors about the importance of avoiding common pitfalls in old age and planning for their later years, especially regarding potential disabilities.

Seniors often encounter unique obstacles, including isolation, loneliness, and various health issues, which can significantly impact their well-being. However, by fostering a sense of community and belonging, seniors can enjoy numerous benefits that enhance their quality of life. Through our community engagement efforts, we discuss how seniors can thrive in their golden years with proper planning and active participation in community activities. By emphasising the importance of both individual preparation and communal support, we aim to empower seniors to lead fulfilling and joyful lives as they age.

As a component of our community engagement initiative, we host seminars tailored for various groups, including social clubs, retiree’s associations, church fellowships, resident welfare associations, and other community organisations. We take pleasure in sharing our insights and experiences with these groups, fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration within the community. Through this engagement approach, our goal is to promote health and wellness among seniors. We encourage seniors to actively engage with their surrounding community, as this interaction helps combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, ultimately enhancing their overall happiness and life satisfaction.

Community Engagement

These sessions serve as a platform for us to reinforce the importance of volunteering, mental health awareness, community engagement, and maintaining regular physical activity among seniors. Volunteering is not yet ingrained in our society, but we encourage seniors to participate in volunteer opportunities. Engaging in volunteer work not only benefits the community but also enables seniors to connect with others who share similar passions and interests. Being part of a community offers seniors a support system and safety net. In times of need or emergencies, community members can provide assistance, comfort, and resources. Active involvement in social activities and interactions within the community can stimulate the mind and help maintain cognitive function. Additionally, we emphasise the importance of regular physical activity to promote overall health, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the risk of chronic conditions, ultimately contributing to increased longevity.

Retirement Readiness Program

Retirement Readiness Program

As people increasingly live into their 80s and 90s, the aging population presents both opportunities and challenges. These additional years, if not managed effectively, can lead to a diminished quality of life. Today’s retirees are generally healthier and more active, with the prospect of even longer lifespans ahead. This creates a new phase of life and opens up numerous opportunities. Retirement can be a period of joy or struggle, depending on one’s attitude and level of preparation. Starting preparations early is key; the more one prepares, the smoother the transition into retirement will be.

Over our two-decade career as social gerontologists, we’ve had the privilege of assisting numerous retirees and their families in reimagining their lives. A significant portion of these individuals are ill-prepared for the changes ahead and often express surprise and confusion, stating, “I didn’t know” or “Nobody told me.” Based on our extensive experience, we’ve concluded that more retirements falter due to non-financial reasons than financial ones. Lack of knowledge and unpreparedness emerge as the primary causes of these challenges.

Continuum Competency for Nurses

We aim to dispel misconceptions surrounding the final phase of life and emphasise that retirement marks not an end, but a fresh start— an opportunity for personal growth, creativity, and self-discovery. Through our “retirement readiness program,” we assist participants in navigating the myriad challenges and joys of retirement. This session is designed to offer retiring employees practical tips for a smoother and more fulfilling transition into retirement.

Our session deviates from the typical PowerPoint presentation that inundates you with clichés like “don’t smoke,” “don’t drink,” “drink water,” “eat vegetables,” “walk for an hour,” “drink Horlicks,” leaving you yawning within minutes. Instead, we delve into real-time challenges individuals may encounter during this transition, offering participants tangible stories and data. By steering clear of hearsay and intuition, our approach provides valuable insights and concrete examples. These personal narratives serve as inspiring role models, guiding individuals toward their desired paths.

Continuum Competency for Nurses

Geriatric nursing has seen substantial evolution worldwide in catering to the distinct requirements of aging individuals, yet in India, it has not fully matured into a specialised field. Presently, geriatric nurses play a pivotal role in eldercare, tasked with ensuring seniors’ well-being through medication administration, treatment planning, vital sign monitoring, and collaboration with healthcare peers to deliver comprehensive care and support.

Geriatric nurses play a vital and multifaceted role, with their distinctiveness lying in their expertise and sensitivity to the specific requirements of aging individuals. Serving as a supportive force, they inspire and empower seniors, leveraging their knowledge of age-related concerns to foster independence and enhance functional capabilities.

Caring for elderly patients can seem daunting to some nurses due to the complexity involved. Aging individuals often face multiple health issues simultaneously, including chronic conditions and age-related declines such as hearing, vision, and memory loss. However, with the right skills and knowledge, providing high-quality nursing care to the elderly doesn’t have to be as challenging as it may initially appear.

The Continuum Competency for Nurses (CCN) program aims to equip general nurses with an understanding of the aging process to deliver compassionate care and promote healthy aging. Our goal is to motivate and educate hospital nurses in handling the often complicated physical and mental health needs of older individuals.

advantAGE Seniors possess valuable knowledge gained from years of experience, and we believe it’s essential to share this expertise with frontline nurses in eldercare. As a lead-up to this initiative, we’ve organised eight international seminars featuring gerontology experts from the UK and US, who shared their insights. We strongly advocate for sensitising and training more nurses in gerontology, given the increasing demand due to the aging population. We’re committed to playing our part in this endeavour.