Working with People with Dual Sensory Loss in Care Home, Nursing and Residential Settings

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Image: Care Home, Nursing and Residential SettingsWhen older people with dual sensory loss go into care environments, they can often feel more isolated than in their own familiar environments.

Inability to communicate with other residents due to similar or more profound sensory impairmentsloss of independence and confidence to make and build new relationships can lead to withdrawal and feelings of isolation.

This three hour workshop aims to support managers and care staff to communicate effectively with people with age-related dual sensory loss and have the confidence to identify and support their particular communication and access to information needs, as well as helping them to comply with the Essential standards of quality and safety required by the CQC

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What the workshop covers:

  • Overview of Deafblindness
  • Simulation and Practical communication exercises
  • Some Common Eye Conditions
  • Age related Hearing loss
  • Impacts of Age Related Dual Sensory Loss
  • Communication Methods 1-1 and in Group Settings
  • How to provide accessible information
  • Environmental and Mobility Issues
  • Case Studies
  • Support and Equipment
  • Care Planning
  • Good Practice Guidelines

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Who the workshop is for:

  • Managers
  • Key Workers/Care staff
  • Specialist Visiting Workers

All workshop participants receive a comprehensive Hand-out and Certificate of Training

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