Minister for Health presents dementia training awards at Castle View

The Minister for Health, Howard Quayle MHK, visited Castle View Nursing Home to present dementia training awards and badges to the care team in recognition of their excellent work in this field.

The awards are for in-house City & Guilds accredited ‘Living in My World’ training on dementia. Part of Caring Homes, Castle View is unique on The Isle of Man in providing such training for its team members. In the first wave of training, eleven of the care team have completed Living In My World, which comprises of a workshop, completion of an accredited workbook and an e-learning knowledge test.

Everyone working at the home, regardless of their job, will be undertaking ‘Living in My World’ training in the coming months.

Caring Homes is the only care organisation in the UK to have gained City & Guilds accreditation for its in-house dementia training. Written by Caring Homes’ Dementia Lead, Michele Saunders, the training helps carers understand how people living with dementia see the world, and so increase understanding on how their residents can be best supported.

Topics covered include: communicating effectively with people living with dementia, their friends and families, building relationships, understanding behaviour, and daily living activities.

Home Manager, John Adair, says: “We are delighted that Mr Quayle presented our awards. We are very proud to be investing in our staff and leading the way in dementia care on the island.

“Living in My World will have a marked impact on our ability to care for people living with dementia. It puts us in a position to provide an even higher quality of care for our residents with the condition and superior support for their families.”

Castle View was acquired by Caring Homes in 2015 and provides residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 66 elderly people.

Castle View

Home Manager

John Adair

Address

Ballatessan Meadow,
Peel,
Isle of Man,
IM5 1DX

Contact
0808 223 5323
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