STUDENTS at Curtin Medical School are learning about the health care issues of seniors through a new partnership with Bentley-based Swan Care.
Residents from Swan Care, an aged care and retirement living provider, meet university medical students to help the trainee doctors learn about seniors’ health and wellness issues, their experiences with the aged care system and gain an insight into their daily lives.
Two medical students will meet 15 residents involved in the program for the duration of their five-year course.
SwanCare chief executive officer Graham Francis said residents had found the partnership a positive experience.
“Our residents are providing a very meaningful experience for the student doctors and I think they’re delighted to be involved in this brand new partnership,” he said.