An aid to giving residents more control

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

A new teaching pack from Age Concern England has been designed to help care staff encourage older people to take control of their daily affairs. In launching The Everyday Affairs Training Pack, Age Concern director general Gordon Lishman said care home staff often shouldered a huge responsibility when becoming involved with the daily affairs of clients. “It is vital they understand the correct procedures, and the basic legal requirements surrounding what can be a difficult and complex area,” Mr Lishman said. “It is a sad fact that many older people feel a loss of control when they enter care home settings – which in some cases can lead to feelings of depression. Any worries relating to financial or legal matters could be at least partially alleviated with easy access to information from care staff. “Very often, this kind of staff training can result in improved staff morale and job satisfaction, in turn creating a higher quality of care for older people living in residential homes.” The pack includes all of t

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