Bridge the gap between generations
The Nordic Alternative
Nursing homes and health care centres in our municipalities are facing a new challenge and we all have to rise to the occasion. The proportion of elderly in our municipalities is increasing year by year and is only likely to increase further in the near future.
The traditional family of several generations in one place is disintegrating, as young members move away to more populated areas. We see today that many elders do not have their grandchildren around them. This can in the long run have an effect on the younger generation; their knowledge of the life of elderly is limited.
Population projections show that the age structure of nations will change in the next forty to fifty years. The number of elderly will grow and fewer younger people will take care of the elderly in the future. Employment in the long term care has been undervalued and because of this there is a danger of shortage of people that are specially trained for the long term care in the future.
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