KUALA LUMPUR, 18 April 2017:
To lead a hassle-free life when they need care, a joint initiative between Aged Care Group and University of Malaya will be undertaken to provide continuum care for older Malaysians.
The Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) sees a cohesive effort between the public and private sector to address some of the challenges confronting the Malaysian ageing landscape namely lack of aged care and intermediate care facilities, limited supply of human capital including medical specialists and insufficient specialised care services. One of the reason for this collaboration including the need to increase “professionally trained and skilled human resources” to cater for the increasing demand of ageing population.
Continuum of care is a concept involving an integrated system of care through a comprehensive array of health and care services. Each institution will engage on a shared advocacy strategy bringing forth their skills and expertise to encourage leadership by offering a vision for the future and to provide a framework for the delivery of optimum care.
As education plays an important success factor, both sides will pursue many significant activities, such as knowledge sharing and exchange within the community; the promotion of activities to create public awareness, seminars, workshops and conferences in the area of education and training for the aged care industry. The partnership will build networks that benefit the public especially through collaboration for education and advocacy that will lead towards human-centered continuum care.
Both Aged Care Group and University of Malaya urge Malaysians to learn and know more about aged care as we are moving toward into an ageing nation.