Lorna Jenkins, a Caregiver at the High Wycombe office of at-home care provider Home Instead Senior Care, is celebrating after being the first to complete a new ‘Advanced Alzheimer’s training programme’ which will enable her to provide care for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
There are 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, this number is forecast to rise rapidly as 163,000 new cases of dementia occur in England and Wales each year – that’s one every 3.2 minutes.*
As a result it is vitally important that we develop the way Alzheimer’s sufferers are cared for and this is a main focus for Home Instead.
Keen to ensure Home Instead is always at the forefront of new caring methods, Home Instead’s care manager Caroline Major has recently completed the ‘Train the Trainer’ Alzheimer’s and dementia course enabling her to deliver the ‘Advanced Alzheimer’s training programme’ to her team of Caregivers.
Lorna is delighted to be the first to complete the course and commented “When I was asked if I would like to take the Alzheimer's training course I thought that it would be a great opportunity to learn a lot more about all aspects of Alzheimer's and dementia. The course material was really interesting and I know that I will be able to apply all the knowledge that I have gained to care for my clients in a more positive and enriching way for both them and myself.”
Michael Lawson, who owns and runs Home Instead I High Wycombe, said “Lorna’s commitment and that of the five other Caregivers undertaking the Advanced Alzheimer’s training programme, demonstrates our desire to offer our clients the best service possible. This bespoke training programme places Home Instead at the forefront of care for clients suffering from dementia in South Bucks.”
For more information on joining the team or on the services provided, please call the High Wycombe office on 01494 616140 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.