The drive for the creation of wealth among
the western countries in the past decades drove the urge to have
smaller families. This phenomenon provided us with lifestyles never
experienced by our parents, lengthened our life expectancies allowing
us to enjoy our newly-found wealth even longer. Unbeknown by most
is the downside of an aging population that needs to be taken cared
of in the waning years of their lives. And this is now staring at
us directly in the face.
Today, the world is faced with a difficult choice of whether to
relegate our aging citizens to nursing homes and incur expensive
caregiving bills or have it done at home and tie down practically
60% of our able-bodied and productive adults to do caregiving job
– a choice with wide-ranging social repercussions. Against
this backdrop and living by the time-tested tenet of “necessity
as the mother of all inventions,” the UCTC (UHA Caregiving
Training Corporation) was born.
The UCTC ( Uha Caregiving Training Corporation)
To satisfy the need in providing the aging population
of the world with the necessary medical and health care attention,
as a gesture for their valuable contribution to ourbetterment,
the UCTC started operation in September 8, 2001 (see Registration)
with its first training center in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
(see Offices and Training Centers).
Managed by men and women of varied disciplines (see Organization),
i.e. legal profession, human resource, industrial engineering, caregiving,
and driven by its desire to become an internationally- recognized
training center for Caregiving, UCTC, since it opened its doors
to people wishing to dedicate their lives for others (see Caregiving
as a Job), has produced 450 graduates who are now gainfully dispersed
across North America and Europe.