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Ministry to train family members to look after their elderly

December 6, 2018 12:45 pm
Permanent Secretary, Dr. Josefa Koroivueta

The Ministry of Women Children and Poverty Alleviation will train, and equip families to take care of the elder members of their family that may require assistance.

Permanent Secretary, Dr. Josefa Koroivueta says this will help address the issue of the increasing number of senior citizens in old age homes around the country.

The families need to care for them, but some families because they don’t have the capacity to care giver, they are not prepared then it’s our duty to run a training for them, so that they can care for them very well. Most of them basically because they were not able to care for them, they have to let go, they have to go to old people’s home.”

Koroivueta says senior citizens have done so much for the country and they deserve better care and support from their families and the Ministry responsible.

More than 300 senior citizens are currently under the care of three state homes around the country.