Admiral nurses help training at Southern Cross nursing home


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A new training scheme at Southern Cross Healthcare¹s Averill House nursing home in Newton Heath, Manchester is being run by Admiral nurses, who advise and support carers of people suffering from dementia. The training sessions, the first of their kind in the area, aim to assist staff at Averill House to enhance their skills, allowing them to give additional support to friends and families of residents. The sessions aim to give the staff at Averill a better understanding of dementia and how it affects sufferers and their carers. Once the course is completed, the Admiral nurses hope to set up a clinic where care home staff can discuss potential problems and queries. Averill House specialises in caring for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, while its sister home Brookdale View caters for frail elderly people. Both homes are owned by major provider Southern Cross. Susan Ashcroft Simpson, team leader, at Admiral Nurses in Manchester, said the role of Admiral nurses was to go into the





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