Home Exercise Programme Delivery for the Older Adult 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

*course not currently being run due to covid restrictions but we hope to have this course up and running again by Autumn 2021

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.

To book this course please click below or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.