Physical Activity - More Movement for 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 ‘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!

 

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 point awarded. 

Next Course: Tuesday the 20th July 2021 - 1.30-4.30pm 

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

To find out more about this course call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.