Older Adult Exercise Additional  Training Courses  

*Please note that these courses are only available to individuals who have completed our Exercise Instructor to Older Adults - Foundation Level Course. 

Over the year programmes have been constantly improving and diversifying using best practice research and the onsite practical knowledge and expertise of our therapists. As a result we now not only have the best practice group programmes but also programmes that actually logistically work in all types of settings and with all types of participant profile.

As part of enhancement of the serviecs we supply we have developed numerous add on courses for those individuals who have completed our foundation level courses. Please see below for courses that you will be able to integrate into your residents weekly exercise and physical activity programme.

For more information on these courses please click links below or call us on (01) 213 7915.

 

 

 

Physical Activity - More Movement Training


This training programme will educate you on function focused care and on how to promote movement outside of structured physical activity (PA) sessions. With the use of focus groups, action planning and strategising you will leave the work shop with a tailored plan on how to implement ‘More Movement’ in your home. This innovative course is interactive and evidence based. We look at a tried and tested model of implementation and also introduce the psychology of getting residents to engage. This includes physical literacy, also known as the language we use. Outline:

  • What is movement?
  • How is movement different to PA
  • Facilitators to movement
  • Adoption including daily routine activity
  • Strategies for implementing
  • Making it mandatory training
Duration: 3hrs and 3CPD points Next Course: Tuesday 20th July - 1:30pm-4:30pm . Venue: Online 'Live'* Results/Benefits
  • You or your team member will have a plan to bring to your nursing home, with tools for team adoption and implementation of simple prompts for increasing movement activities
  • Your team get to learn from experienced therapists who have practical knowledge on effective movement interventions which we use in our day-to-day work.
  • You have continued support from Fit For Life if your team need a refresher or assistance in adopting your plan of action.
  • Access to our walk and talk and active bingo programmes
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Exercise & Physical Activity (PA) for Alzheimer’s and related Dementia


*this course is currently not available due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We hope to have this courses up and running again by Autumn 2021. If you are interested in finding out more about this course please click the link below. This one day course teaches the participants how to design and deliver group and individual exercise programmes & Physical Activioties to persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Fit For Life have developed programmes that engage the participants whereby a safe, enjoyable and productive group intervention can take place. The aims of the group session is to primarily improve physical function, improve ability to perform ADLs and reduce the risk of falls. Other positive side effects of delivering an enjoyable group session are improved mood and reduced agitation. Important aspects of delivering exercise therapy to persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia include recognising the cognitive ability of the participants and having the understanding that programmes must be flexible. Outline:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s and related Dementia
  • Understanding the stages of dementia
  • Aims and goals for exercise intervention
  • Appropriate exercise and activities
  • Use of instructions
  • Behaviour that is challenging
  • Types of group programmes
  • Adaptations to programmes
Duration: 1 day course. Certified 8 CPD points. Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house or at our Training Centre and Clinic.
Results/Benefits:
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of the benefits of delivering an exercise programme to this population
  • Ability to deliver a Fit For Life Certified group exercise programme
  • Credits towards becoming a Fit For Life Certified therapist.

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Strength Training for the Older Adult


*this course is currently not available due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We hope to have this courses up and running again by Autumn 2021. If you are interested in finding out more about this course please click the link below. This training course was developed for Activity Co-Ordinators, Healthcare Assistants or Home Carers who have completed our foundation level ‘Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course’. This course enables you to progress your knowledge and skills base to provide seated strength training classes for the older adults you work with! Course outline:

  • Introduction
  • Skeletal muscle, ageing & resistance exercise
  • Session structure: warm up, cool down & stretching (examples & revise teaching)
  • Resistance band exercises – assessment, techniques & all to practice teaching same
  • Other strength exercises – other types of equipment e.g. dumbbells
  • Exercise programming
Duration: 1-day course, 9.30am-5pm. Certified 7 CPD points. Venue: Sandyford Clinic & training centre, and locations nationwide. Please see click here (insert link) for details of upcoming courses and to book online. Results/Benefits:
  • You can deliver a Fit For Life quality strength training class, which has been developed over years of experience.
  • You can add more variety and physical challenge for the older adults participating in your exercise classes.
  • Experienced trainers who have expert knowledge on effective exercise delivery
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Home Exercise Programme Delivery (HEP) to Older Adults


*this course is currently not available due to Covid-19 Restrictions. We hope to have this courses up and running again by Autumn 2021. If you are interested in finding out more about this course please click the link below. This training course was developed for Activity Co-Ordinators, Healthcare Assistants or Home Carers who have completed our foundation level ‘Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course’. Depending on whether you have your own in-house physiotherapist, a private physiotherapist, or a Fit For Life physiotherapist on your team, having team members trained up to deliver their individual programmes is key to goal setting. When a team member can deliver a personal exercise programme designed by your physiotherapist, there are elements your team can support. This allows the client to carry out, for example, daily prescribed exercises, motomed programmes and mobility programmes, which help to ensure the client gets an opportunity to meet their set goals. Your team member will be educated on the programme support. It will always be an ongoing referral between physiotherapist and the home exercise programmer deliverer. The physiotherapist will create initial programmes and they will manage re-assessments and continuation or discharge at pre agreed timelines. Outline:

  • To understand the principles of exercise prescription for the older adult
  • To follow Home Exercise Programmes designed by a Physiotherapist or Exercise and Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Safe progression of a home Exercise programme
Duration: 1 day course. Certified 8 CPD points. Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house or at training centre in Sandyford, Dublin. Results/Benefits:
  • To be able to assist someone to carry out a safe and progressive home exercise programme
  • Enhanced rehabilitation without direct therapist intervention and therefore less cost
  • Improved independence and a reduction in transfer or manual handling needs.
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