Whether your loved one requires assistance due to ageing, illness or disability, it is natural to want to find them the best care possible. Professional carers play a vital role in improving quality of life, maintaining dignity and providing companionship. As carers are tasked with such great responsibility, they must receive comprehensive training to do so.
Proper training of professional care staff can transform the lives of those they’re caring for. At Westwood Care, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality, compassionate care. To ensure this level of care, we present a wide range of courses to all of our staff to certify they are comfortable and confident within their roles.
Personalised care: Well-trained staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to assess your loved one’s unique needs. This could include dietary restrictions, mobility challenges and emotional support. Personalised care fosters a sense of dignity and respect, making your family member feel valued and understood.
Safety: Care staff are well-versed in safety protocols, such as fall prevention, medication management, and infection control. This means they are able to create a safe environment with a reduced chance of accidents and injuries, providing you and your family peace of mind.
Effective communication: Trained professionals can not only understand your loved one’s needs but convey them clearly and compassionately to bridge the gap between healthcare staff, family and the individual being cared for.
Emotional support: Carers understand that looking after emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being. They are trained to recognise signs of emotional distress and provide the necessary support. Care staff can also become companions and a listening ear for your loved one, helping to improve their overall quality of life.
Medication management: For many people, medication is a crucial part of their care regimen. Trained care staff ensure each individual receives their medication at the correct time and is monitored for adverse reactions and side effects to prevent potential health complications.
On-going training: Healthcare is constantly evolving. Care staff receive continuous training to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements. This means you can be sure your loved one is receiving the best possible care.
Westwood Care training provides specialist care and support worker courses to improve the skills of our staff. Our courses include:
For more information about these and other training courses, take a look at our training page.
Comprehensive staff training can completely transform the lives of individuals receiving care, so it is crucial to look for a care provider with high-quality training programs.
At Westwood Care, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing exceptional and compassionate care. We offer numerous training programs to ensure our staff can provide the best care possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you and your loved one.
If you would like to begin a career in care, where you will receive outstanding training, take a look at our job vacancies.
It is extremely important that we deliver outstanding home care services, which is why we offer a variety of different training courses. These courses provide our staff members with the necessary information to ensure they are comfortable and confident within their job role.
We explore all different areas within our training to ensure all aspects of care are covered. Whether it’s health & safety or epilepsy care, it’s important our staff members are prepared for all care requirements.
Here are just a few examples of some of the courses we provide:
Fluids & Nutrition
When working with individuals in care it’s important you understand their nutritional requirements. Our course describes the importance of food safety including hygiene and the preparation & handling of food. It also highlights the signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration.
This course allows our staff members to identify the different types of stoma, why they are formed and their normal function, as well as recognise stoma abnormalities. It also describes the support a patient may need to become independent with stoma care.
Duty of Care
It’s important our staff members understand the duty of care and how it affects their work role. This course allows them to understand what they can and cannot do in relation to managing conflicts and dilemmas as well as describe where to get additional support and advice.
We work in partnership with the Grimsby Institute to support existing staff with development; they offer a wide range of short courses along with diplomas in Health & Social Care. All of our staff members are awarded a certificate upon completion.
If you require more information about our training or any of our other services, feel free to browse the rest of our website or call us on 01482 629 506.