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Senior citizens homes renovation plans in place

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Update: 5:16PM PLANS are in place for the refurbishment of the senior citizens homes in Labasa, Natabua and Samabula this year, to ensure the wellbeing of our elders.

In an interview with Fiji Times Online, Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Dr Josefa Koroivueta also stated that the ministry want to ensure that all caregivers taking care of senior citizens are professionals and have acquired a minimum standard.

"Caregivers will be expected to undertake professional development on an annual basis as we are looking at upskilling those who provide care giving to our senior citizens," he said.

"They will be expected to attain  a score or a rating every year before they are allowed to practice. This is because we want to lift the caregiving to a professional standard. Standards that we can compare to other countries as well."

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