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.
As our loved ones age, the need for extra assistance in basic tasks often becomes apparent. Concerns about their safety at night, when you may not be available to provide care, can weigh heavily on your mind. This is where night services offer compassionate care to your relative and provide your family with the peace of mind you all deserve.
Overnight care is a valuable alternative to residential homes, ensuring that your family member receives the care they require from a trained professional while remaining in the comfort of their home.
Overnight care primarily caters to older adults facing difficulties in tasks such as using the toilet independently and changing positions at night. It’s also suitable for individuals with conditions like dementia or those recuperating from a medical procedure.
Waking night services involve the carer being awake throughout the night, even when your loved one is asleep. Their primary responsibility is to provide continuous care, mainly if the individual requires frequent monitoring, assistance with mobility, or medication administration during nighttime hours.
The roles of a waking night carer may encompass the following:
Waking night carers are ideal for people who require constant care, including those with severe disabilities, dementia, or medical conditions necessitating round-the-clock attention.
Sleeping night carers are physically present on-site during the night but are allowed to sleep when your family member is resting. They are typically stationed nearby and have designated sleeping quarters, with the requirement to be available in case of an emergency or if their assistance is needed. A sleeping night carer can be woken to provide care and support to your loved one anytime at night.
Sleeping night care offers the individual and family peace of mind. This option is excellent if the person rarely requires nighttime assistance but would appreciate having someone readily available if the need arises.
With a sleeping night carer on hand, your loved one can sleep soundly, knowing that help is just a call away.
The choice between sleeping night carers and waking night carers hinges on the specific needs of the individual receiving care. If your loved one is relatively independent during the night and only requires intermittent support, sleeping night carers may suffice. However, if they need frequent assistance, monitoring or struggles with conditions that disrupt their sleep, a waking night carer might be the better fit.
Westwood Care and Support Services offers both waking and sleeping night services. Contact our compassionate team today for more information and personalised care options tailored to your family member’s needs. Providing your loved one with the care they deserve during the night can ensure their comfort and safety while offering your family invaluable peace of mind.