Celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Vietnam Social Work Day (March 25, 2016 – March 25, 2021) Japanese teachers are passionate about the training of Caring for the elderly in Vietnam

The trip to learn about the model of care for the elderly in Vietnam, as a chance to push Japanese teacher – Mr.Tshuchihashi Masayuki to the Nhan Ai longterm Care Center for th Elderly. With a open heart and a friendly welcome from Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh – Director of Nhan Ai Center that day had a special attraction to Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki until now …Impressive training model

“Tell the truth, do the truth”.


Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki in a meeting to organize light sports activities for the Elderly in Nhan Ai Center.

Impressive training model “Tell the truth, do the truth”

Once working as a Caregiver for the Elderly in Japan, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki witnessed many Vietnamese trainees coming to Japan were “shocked” because the actual work was completely different from what they imagined. And clearly the mentality has not been prepared. This is one of the reasons why many Vietnamese trainees are unable to keep pace with the requirements of care Centers for the elderly in Japan.

But when he comes to the training model of Nhan Ai Center, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki is really inspired by what “hearing and seeing” – it is a model of “dual training”, “learning with practice” . Looking at the excited and attentive of young people when listening to lectures and practicing taking care of Elderly at the Center, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki was really conquered, because that “tell the truth, do the truth”.



Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki was in the training session of Caregivers for the Elderly in Nhan Ai Center

That is the reason for “keeping” the teacher in here, accompanying to support the young people of Vietnamin accordance with standards caregivers in Japan. He is also open-minded, always ready to connect young people who have dreams to work in Japan, with good job opportunities and stable income, and possesses sustainable vocational skills when returning to Vietnam.

When coming to Vietnam, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki noticed that the model of care for the elderly was still new in Vietnam, while there were more than 40,000 care Centers for the elderly in Japan.

He said: The term ” Caregiver ” translated into Japanese means” KAIGO “. Currently, the need to care for the elderly is very large in Japan, due to the increasing proportion of the elderly, but the human resources working in this profession are very few. Our country need to receive foreign caregivers in current and future and Vietnam has a very potential human resource. The model of training staff to care for the elderly as in Nhan Ai Company is rare, from the beginning, From the beginning, the young people coming here have clearly recognized the nature of the work at the Elderly Care Center. Therefore, students will be in tune with their study, improve their skills and, especially, their professional attitudes. Young people at Nhan Ai Center have affirmed their comprehensive skills in both Japanese language skills, as well as the skills of taking care and getting acquainted with work very quickly and bringing satisfaction to Users ” .

Taking care of Elderly is not like a… robot

Before coming to care for the elderly, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki used to be a director and producer of promotional videos, but his work was quite busy, accompanied by economic crises, the job became difficult. Meanwhile, the need for human resources to take care of older persons is increasingly scarce, so Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki has turned to work in this field and feels happier than his previous job when he was able to help others.

Mr. Tshuchihashi MMr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki: “Taking care of the elderly is not like a robot”

Looking at hands with mastered skills, attentive attitude of Mr.Tshuchihashi Masayuki when teaching to students, or practical instruction sessions at the Nhan Ai Center … We have just realized that caring for the elderly takes a lot of skills

Sharing about his career experiences, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki said: “The concept of caring for the elderly is not the same as the“ maid ”, Not merely supporting eating and bathing like a maid, but caregivers also play the role of supporting independence, personal respect for the elderly. Those are two important goals in Japan’s elderly care. If the trainees do not grasp this goal, when they come to Japan it will be difficult to work. Taking care of human subjects, not like robots working in factories, so communication is very important, requiring psychological depth with each older person. Therefore, trainees to work in Japan also need to have a certain foreign language ability to understand the requirements and instructions of their superiors and colleagues, then make and report.

Independent support is to encourage older persons to do things they can do on their own, caregivers only support things that older persons cannot do by themselves. In particular, in the 10-year journey of working with the profession, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki shared the difficulties in caring for older persons with dementia – Alzheimer’s.

In the past, many people feared that the elderly were infected with this disease, so they often stayed away from them. But nowadays, that mindset has changed, requires caregivers entering the profession to always have a moderate, flexible attitude in appropriate care for the elderly with memory impairment so that they can integrate with the community.. .

At the same time, caregivers must work out a care plan with the object they are responsible for, because only they can understand the feelings, emotions and health of the elderly at that age to make a regimen. appropriate treatment. Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki affirmed: “For me, the more I learn about how to take care of older persons, the more I am passionate and love this job”.

“I always encourage young Vietnamese looking to the future”

Nearly busy with training all week for both theoretical and practical lessons, having close contact with students, Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki has been motivated, positive thinking and genuine attitude with care for the elderly.

Students of Nhan Ai Center learned how to spread love to the elderly from Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki. Young people maintain a good attitude, constantly improve their occupational skills, along with the virtue of hard work, good communication with the elderly, so they are very suitable for caring.

He added: “I always encourage them to think about the future, the caregivers not only think it’s small things like changing diapers, personal hygiene …, but they are contributing to the development of Vietnamese society. Along with that is to support skilled human resources for Japan. Right now, Vietnam only has over 30 Centers, but in the future, there will be thousands of nursing homes… so the employment opportunities for them are huge ”.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh (middle right) and Mr. Tshuchihashi Masayuki with students, the team of Caring for the elderly – joy on International Women’s Day March 8th.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh – General Director of Nhan Ai International corporation

In the world, caregivers for the elderly are recognized as one of the occupations in the field of social work and human resources in this profession are always respected and honored. In Vietnam, with the advent of Vietnam Social Work Day since March 25, 2016, the Caregiver for the Elderly has been recognized as one of the mainstream social work occupations.

In the context of population aging in Vietnam and developed countries, the need for human resources of caregivers for the elderly is huge. Therefore, the role of the caregivers for the elderly in supporting the elderly’s activities is very important and should be encouraged to develop. They need to be honored more and more. The care for the elderly not only brings the value of occupational skills to the employees, but also contributes human resources to meet the needs of a developing society. Not out of that value, Nhan Ai is always proud of its contribution to the training and supply of human resources for the elderly at home and abroad ”.

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