Geriatric Care Clinic (GCC) is a pioneering attempt in SRMC to address the problems unique to the older adults, be it physical, psychological, or social, associated with aging. It is as a one-stop center for comprehensive care for individuals above the age of 50 in a multi-disciplinary setting. Any person above the age of 50 years can walk-in for the GCC expert consultation and opinion in an outpatient setting
GCC has special focus on memory disorders like Alzheimer’s Dementia & other types of dementias, as well as Neuro-psychiatric manifestations of disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury etc.
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The 1st time full-fledged / full time Undergraduate course in Geriatric Care Technology (GCT) under B.Sc. (Hons) Allied Health Sciences started in the year 2019. The Geriatric Care Technology (GCT) curriculum has been developed keeping Indian realities in mind, particularly that large mass of senior citizens live in rural or semi rural areas. They have strong regional and cultural affinities. Health practices and care-giving practices vary from community to community and region to region. While holding on to the universal principles of Geriatric Care, the curriculum also needs to provide for diversity such that the senior citizen finds herself / himself comfortable with the care-giving that is provided.
Goal of the Degree in Geriatric Care:
To generate a cadre of skilled and compassionate geriatric care workers who will provide services in hospitals, old age homes, organizations/institutions of elderly and within any other institution which intends to move into the provision of geriatric care services
Objectives of the Course in Geriatric Care:
The Educational Objectives are as follows: