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Housing & Equipment Solutions for Users with Dementia (UK)

Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours. Live training. Attendance Cert provided (3 CPD hours)

Description

This module is aimed at all those interested in the area of dementia care and housing. It explores a wide range of adaptation and other issues (as indicated below) and is a good introductory course for anyone wishing to understand essential issues relating to the maintenance of people with dementia in their home environments. It explores a variety of common scenarios and overviews a range of specialist equipment (including smart technology and telecare).

 

The course looks at:

  • Be familiar with the main types of dementia and the stages of intervention

  • Have increased knowledge and understanding of the overall housing needs of those affected by dementia

  •  Have improved confidence in prescribing adaptations and alterations to the home environment

  • Be able to discuss design principles for dementia friendly housing, such as wayfinding, colour & tonal contrast, lighting levels etc  
  •  Have explored ways of working with families and carers of those with dementia

  • Have explored the concept of ‘acceptable risk’ particularly in relation to provision of stairlifts, stairgates and road safety

  •  Be familiar with a range of equipment options (including smart technology and telecare) and their uses in relation to maintaining people with dementia in their home environments

  • Have knowledge of further sources of information such as specialist websites, publications and dementia care organisations 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • Electronic handouts (PDFs) provided 
  • Digital Attendance Certificates issued for 3 CPD hours
  • Our online courses are interactive and typically include some or all of the following: powerpoint presentations, case studies, desktop exercises using drawings, practical exercises – utilising videos, discussion groups and break-out rooms, Q&As with trainers.

 

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