Show respect to the aged; honor the presence of an elder; fear your God. I am God.
Leviticus 19:32 (The Message)
The elderly are easily being neglected, but the Lord does not take them lightly!
In line with its mission values, the Kunming team is collaborating with a like-minded nursing home. This will help enhance their services using multidimensional interventions, which are based on the concepts of “Fall Prevention” and “Dementia Care”.
Throughout this time, we have experienced God’s abundant grace: dietitians have provided careful guidance to promote balanced and healthy meals in the nursing home; training has further developed nursing staff skills so the elderly can receive high-quality care; guidance in medical and rehabilitation skills have improved comfort levels for the elderly; and rich recreational activities have made life more enjoyable for the elderly. With professional management training, the managers were able to set aside some unhelpful practices and gain a new, broader perspective of elder-care ministry.
Beyond the basic care services of a nursing home, this elder-care ministry gives special focus upon the intrinsic value of the elderly. By compiling and presenting their “life stories”, the elderly recognise their own uniqueness while also gaining recognition from their families and communities. In doing so, their lives reveal God’s story!