Dementia Awareness Course

DEMENTIA AWARENESS COURSE

  • 1/2 day course

Is Your Workplace Prepared?

Did you know that a major review of dementia care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the unacceptable gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals?

CQC inspected care in 129 care homes and 20 hospitals across England, looking at four areas: how people’s care needs were assessed; how care was planned and delivered; how providers worked together and how the quality of care was monitored.

"In about 29% of care homes and 56% of hospitals we inspected, we found assessments were not comprehensive in identifying all of a person’s care needs. In about 34% of care homes and 42% of hospitals, we found aspects of variable or poor care regarding how the care met people’s mental health, emotional and social needs".

The report says the variation in how care is assessed, planned, delivered and monitored by hospitals and care homes puts people living with dementia at risk of experiencing poor care.

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said:

"With a staggering 90 per cent of the care homes and hospitals inspected found to have aspects of variable or poor care, this report highlights the plight that many people with dementia face".

The Dementia Awareness Course is designed for:

  • Anyone working with dementia sufferers in a health or social care setting
  • Anyone working in the adult care sector including the private sector
  • Any new employees completing the Care Certificate or as an introduction to the subject
  • Employees needing to refresh/update skills

Upon successful completion of this training candidates will be equipped with underpinning knowledge enabling them to work safely and demonstrate an understanding of what dementia is, how to manage it and with a greater awareness of the sensitive issues faced by these individuals and their families. The certification displaying the course content will demonstrate how National Occupational Standards have been met.

What’s more, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that not only have they fulfilled their legal responsibility but that this training will provide employees with the knowledge and skills to work safely and provide evidence to demonstrate compliance with CQC key lines of enquires.

What's Covered?

  • What is dementia?
  • Different types of dementia
  • Person-centred dementia care
  • Supporting families and carers
  • Communication
  • Later symptoms + behaviours
  • Enablement & empowerment
  • The Mental Capacity Act & DOLs
  • Challenging behaviours

Note:

The certification displaying the course content will demonstrate how National Occupational Standards have been met.

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