HCPA has a plethora of Falls-based education for you to get involved with.
All training courses currently available to care staff:
- Falls Prevention
- Falls Intervention
- Equipment and Technology
- Train the Trainer
- Work Time Learning Facilitator
- Advanced Champion Pathways
- Level 2 Chair Based Exercise Qualification
“Very interesting course that will be very helpful. Well explained, in an understandable way. Refreshed my knowledge but also gained new ideas. Overall excellent training, very interesting and motivating – with great handouts! Thank you!”
Exercise qualifications are on offer for a care home, Homecare and flexicare staff caring for elderly individuals to enable them to carry out personal and group exercises within their service.
Chair-Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 gives staff the skills to carry out a range of seated exercises that have major benefits to service users, their families, and staff with over 70 people trained so far. Chair-based exercises have been shown to have a positive impact on maintaining and promoting independence and mobility in older people, as well as reducing falls.
Benefits include increased strength, power, flexibility and ability to perform everyday tasks, as well as reduced depression, arthritic pain and postural hypotension.
There are also huge benefits for care providers, as more empowering care can be given to service users as they become more able. This leads to better self-management and reduces the amount of one-to-one support needed, as well as increasing the time available for engagement.
Falls Prevention training looks at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will learn how to use an assessment to help identify falls risks, and how these risks can be managed and reduced.
A spokesperson for the Quantum Care-run Greenacres care home in Wellfield Road, Hatfield, said the training provided by HCPA has made a huge difference.
“The Falls training has had a positive impact on my home,” they said. “Staff are more aware and knowledgeable and have been pre-emptive in managing falls. They have been sharing their knowledge with anyone who would listen.
“My data shows a reduction in falls for the last two weeks and my staff are excited and motivated about new training opportunities.
“Following the one-day course, two of my staff have been selected and booked to be learning champions. Thanks a million for the opportunity and we at Greenacres want you to know that your training saves lives and promotes quality care.”
To book any of your staff on to the above courses please visit www.hcpa.info/stopfalls or email firstname.lastname@example.org