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At the ISE Language and Vocational Training Center in Amberg, 18 participants successfully completed the “Qualification as Caregivers in Nursing Homes” course. During the three-month training, the 18 participants, including one man, learned about working in nursing homes with people suffering from dementia.

A smile, a word, a handshake

“With a smile, a word or a squeezed hand, a lot comes back from the residents” was the feedback from the participants after the internships. Of course, working with people with dementia is not always easy, but during the three-month course the participants were given background knowledge and tools to enable and make it easier for them to get started in the work. For example, legal and ethical basics were taught, and basic knowledge about dementia, dealing with those affected and their relatives, and care was imparted. In addition to theory, practice was also an important part of the lessons. There was cooking, crafting, singing, gymnastics and much more to give the participants practical suggestions for their internship and work.

Convince yourself in the internship

The practical experiences could be expanded, applied and deepened during the six weeks of internship. Some participants also managed to impress during the internship and the first participants already had an employment contract or confirmation during the course. In the end, 14 carers were able to look forward to being employed. One participant discovered the field of nursing for herself and for this reason began training to become a geriatric nursing assistant following the course.

The entire ISE team wishes the participants all the best for the future and that they can maintain and implement their joy, creativity and commitment to working with people with dementia.