Council Calls In Home Instead for Dementia Training

In a drive to improve their understanding of the needs of people in the community with dementia, staff at North Warwickshire Borough Council have turned to experienced local at-home care company Home Instead Senior Care to provide training.

Home Instead regularly deliver free workshops about Alzheimer’s and other dementias to carers, families and community groups with a view to helping people identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the condition. The workshops also give practical advice on effective techniques for managing the many different and sometimes challenging behaviours associated with the condition.

Gary Thomas-McGenity, Community Support Manager, and Gail Irish, Community Support Officer from North Warwickshire Borough Council attended the workshop. Gary commented:

“For me it was extremely informative and very beneficial to my front line staff. Home Instead provided a succinct but comprehensive overview of the illnesses and some very useful ‘real world’ tips and guidance that my staff will be able to use in the field.”

 Sally Clough, owner of Home Instead in Sutton Coldfield said:

“With an ageing population, cases of dementia are increasing at an alarming rate and more and more people will be affected by the disease at some point in their lives. Our workshops aim to give people the knowledge to positively embrace the journey of people who suffer from dementia, rather than be afraid of it. They also facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences with others.”

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home