Nightingales' UK Ltd Staff Awarded Dementia Awareness Certificate



Released on: November 10, 2011, 4:06 am
Author: Alison Emery
Industry: Healthcare

Senior team members at leading UK home care specialist Nightingales have undergone an intensive training course aimed at equipping them with the skills necessary to understand dementia and care techniques associated with the condition.

Alison Emery Managing Director at the Warrington-based care firm and Neil Fitzpatrick, the business' development and operations manager, both completed the Level Two Award in Awareness of Dementia last month.

Along with developing a greater understanding of dementia, including the different types and causes, the training course covered topics such as the role carers can play, understanding the various needs of dementia sufferers, referrals to specialists and how to improve communication with sufferers.

Mr Fitzpatrick said the knowledge and best practice techniques learnt through the Continuing Professional Development course will be passed on to other staff members at Nightingales to allow as many people as possible to benefit from the training.

He said: "The main reason Alison and I decided to undergo this training was to ensure we continue to develop the business in order to meet the needs of the increasing number of dementia sufferers in the UK.

"Dementia is a common condition. There are currently around 570,000 sufferers in Britain and it is estimated that number could double over the next 30 years. Everyone at Nightingales UK ltd is committed to providing the best possible standard of care and so as a business we see it as essential that all members of our staff have the right training to allow them to meet that aspiration."

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About Nightingales:
Established in 1994, Nightingales provides clients across Warrington and the surrounding area with a wide range of services covering all aspects of home care and direct care including live in care and a sit in service, allowing clients to live in safety and comfort in their own homes for as long as possible. Nightingales is also an accredited training provider with the CIEH & HABC in a number of areas including emergency aid, food safety, fire safety and nutrition.

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