For over more than twenty years, Sweden has remained at the forefront of dementia care and has been continuously developing its dementia care practices. This is in contrast with most countries in the rest of the world that are still in the first stages of development today. Relying on our expertise and experience in dementia care, Swedish Care International was honoured to be invited as the key speaker at the 5th International Conference of Alzheimer Care Houses Association (ACHA) of Lithuania, titled The comprehensive approach to the development of dementia challenge in Lithuania.
On 27th October 2017, more than 200 representatives of elderly homes, home care providers and organisations in the dementia field gathered in Kaunas, Lithuania, to learn about the best practices available internationally and discuss alternative solutions to the increasing challenges of dementia care. Today, Lithuania, as most European countries, is experiencing a rapidly ageing society, and a growing proportion of the elderly. As a result of the high emigration by young Lithuanians, the age dependency ratio in the country has decreased significantly over the past 15 years. The present situation creates an even greater need for innovative solutions and best practices in dementia care.
We were proud to have Ausra Pockeviciute, our project manager in Swedish Care International, invited as a keynote speaker at the conference. At the conference, she shared the history of Sweden’s dementia care development, Silviahemmet dementia care philosophy and the extensive training programmes available to care and education organisations, physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, family caregivers and business representatives. As Swedish Care International makes Swedish training and education programmes available internationally, we also discussed a possible collaboration with Lithuanian organisations in spreading Swedish best practices in elderly and dementia care.
At Swedish Care International, we offer a wide range of training programmes and courses in close collaboration with some of the best education providers in Sweden — Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, Karolinska Institutet and Sophiahemmet University. The programmes are targeted at different groups within the elderly care process, including nursing homes managers, nurses, doctors and care personnel as well as caregiving relatives and home care workers. Today, Swedish Care International collaborates with 9 national partners across Europe and Asia to facilitate the spread of Swedish best practices and knowledge in elderly and dementia care internationally.
If your organisation is interested in our training or joining as a national partner, please contact Ausra Pockeviciute at firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 70 379 0253.