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Anchorage Residents Enjoy their SPA Sessions! Liz sMitH is an enthusiastic activity provider at the anchorage care home, Pulborough (rhymecare Ltd) and since attending revitalyz seated Physical activity (sPa) training her residents are reaping the rewards. “Having been a professional performer for many years which involved attending many classes in dance, movement and singing I actually attended the ReVitalyz training workshop with a sceptical attitude but how wrong was I? Tony Duke was our trainer and he was immediately in full command of a mixed and varied group of learners (including activity providers like myself) and in my opinion this was due to one simple reason; Tony knows his subject 100%. I understand why NAPA have recognised ReVitalyz as a CPD Provider as the training was clear, precise, immensely informative and has certainly given me the confidence to provide SPA sessions for

my residents. The training was thorough, clearly delivered and the practical learning aids such as the glasses adapted to replicate many sight problems provide a simple, effective way of giving us an idea of what it is like living with various disabilities. The information and backup provided after the course has been excellent and it is also very simple to purchase the products used during the workshop, if required. I’m delighted to say that attendance to my SPA sessions has increased from 7 to 14 and I now deliver double the amount of sessions thanks to their popularity. I love providing this activity and know my residents are getting enjoyment and laughter at every session plus their mobility is improving too.” ReVitalyz deliver training to many care providers plus hosting a number of open workshops to enable staff from individual Homes to attend. Dates and details are on the website or please contact Zoe

Dementia Product Solutions for Every Care Setting at we source high quality specialist dementia products and daily living aids from leading suppliers and offer them online at competitive prices. our range has been carefully selected to improve the quality of life and prolong independence for people with dementia in care homes, nursing homes and other care settings. Care home residents with dementia or sight problems can now benefit from our range of high visibility signs, purpose designed for all the most important locations. These will help them to find their own way to the toilet

Geopace Training geoPaCe traiNiNg is the uK’s leading provider of Phlebotomy training Courses delivering accredited and nationally recognised training to the highest of professional standards. All courses adhere to CHS132 – the National Occupational Standard for Phlebotomy and to Skills for Health guidelines HSC376 as well as follow-

and bathroom or identify their own bedroom without feelings of stress. Directional and personalised signs are also available. For memory loss, a main symptom of dementia, products such as memory boxes can aid room recognition and provide a conversation starter for care home staff. We also have a reminiscence range to stimulate the brain and help people to reconnect with their past. Eating and drinking properly is essential to maintain health but eating habits can change with dementia. Consider using purpose designed plates and cups to reduce spillage and make mealtimes a more pleasurable experience. Visit to see the full range or call 0800 999 6659. ing WHO guidelines. Courses are available as classroom, eLearning or Blended Learning (hybrid) and cover all levels of experience from novice through to experienced phlebotomist. Geopace Training have developed a reputation for excellence in training, delivered to a wide and varied audience of students and organisations including Colleges and Universities, Hospitals, Care Homes and GP Practices as well as individuals. Group training on-site provides a very cost effective method for staff education and CPD. For further details Tel: 01525 713377, Website: Email:

Effective, Affordable Care Certificate Training tHe Care Certificate game is an enjoyable and effective group learning and assessment tool for care providers implementing the Care Certificate. Care Certificate training requires an element of group work, and the game allows staff to work as a group and consolidate what they've learned from eLearning and workbooks. The game is easy to manage so assessors have the time and space to observe how well individual players have understood the basic requirements.

First Aid for Life Skills first aid at Work and emergency first aid at Work are considered by many to be vital life skills. However, for many Carers these are sometimes seen as unnecessary, particularly when caring for a bed-bound person or someone who is not a candidate for resuscitation.

This engaging board game presents players with over 100 questions & scenarios covering key Care Certificate standards. Two teams compete to discuss and answer the questions, allowing them to share their knowledge and ideas and demonstrate competence. Make training something that staff want to do – use a board game! Website: Email:

This, of course, forgets that these skills are applicable at home, at play as well as at work. Indeed, one is more likely to use them to help a relative, friend or colleague. So perhaps they should be seen, not as first aid AT WORK skills, rather FIRST AID for life skills. uk / Email: Telephone no: 0207 637 7959

TRN (Train) Specialists in Health and Social Care Training trN (traiN) are a National training Provider established over 15 years ago with a grade 2 good ofsted report. Benefitting from the experience of a team which have backgrounds as diverse as Nurses, Care Home Managers, Child Care Specialists, Team Leaders and Children and Young People Specialists TRN (Train) can deliver higher clinical skills to upskill your existing staff to healthcare practitioners giving valuable support to your existing nurses. TRN (Train) work with a maximum of 35 learners per assessor. This guarantees quality training on a more personal one to one level than can be expected from other training providers with higher case loads. With over 100 e-learning CPD courses available, including over 40 e-learning courses specifically aimed at the

Health and Social Care sector, you can keep your staff compliant and satisfy regulatory or legislative requirements at the time and place that best suits you. Staff can be allocated training which can be completed on PC’s or mobile devices with an internet connection. More importantly, there is no need to arrange groups of your workforce to take time away from their primary duties to attend training together. The user friendly step-by-step online courses have been developed to give cost effective comprehensive training using todays technology to bring the classroom to you. TRN (Train) offer the majority of their e-Learning CPD courses at only £14.99 each, with only one or two qualification courses costing slightly more. For further details call TRN (Train) now on 0191 477 0840 or visit their website at



The Carer #35 Winter 2017  

Issue #35 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Winter (January) 2017.

The Carer #35 Winter 2017  

Issue #35 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Winter (January) 2017.