There is so much more to supporting people with Dementia, it's not just about getting a clinical diagnosis, it’s about seeing the inner person, who they really are, understanding the past, valuing today and planning for the future with families who’s loved ones might require specialised care and support to remain safely at home for as long as possible.
As part of our commitment to staff development and our on-going continuous improvement programme, we at Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley are continuing to work closely with our wonderful CAREGivers to enhance and develop their dementia awareness skills, so that they can be better equipped to provide the very best care and support.
Gail Godson co-owner and Director at Home Instead said ‘we are totally committed to supporting Dementia locally, in 2016 and as part of our skills development we have set ourselves the objective to have over 50% of our staff complete this intense, but most helpful and very rewarding City & Guilds recognised training programme.
Specialist City & Guilds Dementia Care Training.
Capturing life's journey our most successful training programme to date, our DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING PROGRAMME. Developed in conjunction with a panel of experts in the ageing field and accredited by City & Guilds, it gives our CAREGivers the following skills.
Capturing life’s journey - gathering past stories and experiences helps our CAREGivers give comfort and personalised care, all the while honouring who our client was earlier in life.
Techniques to manage behaviour – our CAREGivers use techniques such as giving simple choices and redirecting, allowing your family member to remain calm and safe at home.
Encouraging engagement - engaging your loved one throughout the day builds self-esteem, enhances physical strength and reduces behaviours that need to be managed. Using specific techniques and activities, our CAREGivers focus on your loved one's mental, physical and social well-being.
Supporting the family – our CAREGivers understand the struggles and challenges that accompany caring for a loved one. They are trained to work closely with the family and have open communication, which results in a higher quality of care for their loved one.
The services provided by Home Instead will enable your loved one to remain at home, in familiar surroundings, for as long as possible, providing routine, familiarity and maximising independence.
Please contact us, if you believe we can help you.