Nightingales' UK Ltd Staff Awarded Dementia Awareness Certificate
Released on: November 10, 2011, 4:06 am
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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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
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