Local home care company Home Instead who support older people living at home in the Harrogate and Hambleton District have been busy putting their caregiving team through their own City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer’s CARE training programme.
CARE (Changing Ageing Through Research and Education) is a specialised training programme created exclusively for the Home Instead network that focuses on caring for the whole person, through personalised support and engagement each day. The course covers areas such as understanding the disease, techniques to manage the different behaviours associated with the disease, encouraging client engagement, assisting with activities of daily living and keeping clients with dementia safe. The course is an endorsed programme and a panel of experts with a variety of knowledge within the ageing field, including Robert Stein president and CEO for American Society on Ageing, Glenn Smith PhD from the Mayo Clinic and David Troxel, co-author of ‘The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care’, have developed and enhanced the content. .
Sheena Van Parys , local owner of Home Instead stated ‘ with over 9000 people living with dementia in North Yorkshire alone and more and more people choosing to live at home it is vital that we provide the right support through well trained Caregivers to provide consistent quality care to older adults. Our CARE training equips our caregiving team with the right tools and techniques to help and support families affected by dementia.’
As well as building a highly trained competent workforce to care for an ageing society, Home Instead also run free dementia workshops based on their City & Guilds course in the community for anyone who wants to understand more about the disease.
For more information call 01423 774490 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.