Last year I attended an intense two day course on Alzheimer and Dementia Awareness at our head office in Warrington. The City & Guilds accredited course was compiled by leading experts for Home Instead Senior Care. To be able to educate our CAREGivers and arm them with the tools to be a trusted source of support for their clients and families. There is also a family workshop to help with any challenges with behaviour and have a better understanding of Dementia. Being taught how to deliver the course was a fantastic opportunity for me to have the knowledge to share with my team and individuals in the community. Home Instead Senior care has a mission to enhance the lives of seniors and their families each and every day. We are committed to providing the personalised training and on-going support that’s needed to become the best CAREGiver that you can be. Giving personalized support and engagement is what makes us so special and the fact we are able to improve the quality of a seniors life is a privilege and honour. The rewards of doing what we do best are very apparent when we have a happy client who is able to live where they feel most safe. The importance of raising awareness is something I feel passionate about and I am keen to make as many places as possible in our locality, understand the problems that somebody with Dementia may have. Gone are the days where people with any memory impairment had to stay at home and hibernate from mankind. The Alzheimer training consists of seven modules with clear learning objectives. Even for the experienced of CAREGivers, it empowers you with a deeper understanding as well as tactics to help with any behavioural challenges.
There are role playing activities and interactive learning games to make the course more productive and enjoyable. Also to keep it lively and not boring in any way. I have learnt things that I had no idea about before so I would say every CAREGiver would benefit from their invitation to attend. If anyone requires further information on Alzheimer and Dementia awareness, please don’t hesitate to ring the office and ask for Jo Bastick. If I am not in the office, I will ring you back at the earliest opportunity.