Information & Resources
Here at Home Instead East Cheshire we believe that training is an ongoing and never-ending process of improving knowledge, skills and ability that sets our CAREGivers apart from everybody else. In addition to the in-depth and comprehensive training programme that our CAREGivers enjoy, each month we organise workshops that are based on different themes that affect older people. Some of the resources used in these workshops can be found on this page.
First, some facts and figures…
1 in 3 people over 65 fall each year
Falls account for half of all hospital admissions and half of all accidental deaths of people over 65
The North West has the 2nd highest rate of hospital admissions due to falls
If you would like to find out more about factors that contribute to the risk of falling and how we can reduce them, you can download this leaflet.pdf. However, improving your strength and balance, is one of the most effective methods of tackling this risk. Many local councils and NHS trusts provide free classes aimed at increasing strength and balance. Some of the classes offered in East Cheshire can be found on our Facebook page here. You can find some useful resources, including a video created by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), on YouTube, which shows techniques for getting up after a fall.
Home is where an older person should feel the safest. Scammers, however have found a way to invade the secure lives of seniors by targeting older people’s post, the internet and telephone, as well as unsecured documents.
Home Instead Senior Care has designed a toolkit that can help to reduce the risk of an older person becomming a victim of fraud. You can download the file here Senior_Fraud_Toolkit.pdf.
You can find some video clips from the BBC 'Inside Out' documentary on the Think Jessica website, that show how some scammers steal from older people and the damage this causes.
There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2021 there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050.
One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.
More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia.
There are over 16,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.
These are not just statistics; they represent millions of families with loved ones who require special care, both at home and in nursing homes.
If you are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia it is important to remember you are not alone. Almost 2,000 families like yours have trusted Home Instead Senior Care to provide one-on-one home care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Alzheimer's and dementia care training
Home Instead Caregivers complete a training programme designed by national and international renowned dementia and Alzheimer's experts. This means our Caregivers are provided with the latest in Alzheimer's education and home care techniques, so you can be assured your loved one is being cared for by a trusted professional.
Caregivers are trained to:
- Maintain a safe environment
- Manage changing behaviour
- Provide nutritious meals
- Provide mind-stimulating activities
- Create social interaction
- Supervise daily activities
Caregivers can also provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures of life, such as a walk in the park, a trip out the car or spending time in the garden. These care activities are proven to maximise abilities and independence.
Through our Family Dementia Workshops we are now sharing this knowledge with family members and the broader community. These workshops are free to attend and arm family carers with effective techniques for managing the sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation. We hold these workshops very three months, please contact Rob on 01625860992 if you are intrested in attending.
I love my job and all my clients, it is a wonderful company to work for I have made some good friends and nothing is too much trouble. The office staff are so warm and friendly.CAREGiver