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Transfers and Mobilising Training Courses For Nursing Homes 

 

 

 

These workshops are designed to ensure that residents are have opportunities to safely move and mobilise as often as possible during the day and reduce the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. 

We explain to your team the importance of allowing residents to do as much as possible themselves in a safe and controlled manner.  We demonstrate a variety of correct techniques, cueing and equipment that can be used to assist your team to safely transfer and mobilise residents in your home. 

 

Courses specifcially referencing residents with a cognitive impairment (Dementia), post stroke and neurological conditions (Parkinsons) are also covered. 

These courses on safe transfers and mobilising were designed and developed by a collaboration of our multidiciplinary team to ensure that our courses have the input from all of our areas of expertise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers and Mobilsing Residents in Long term Care


This workshop covers a practical demonstration of the correct techniques to assist someone in transferring and walking. Levels of dependency are covered as are methods to support the healthcare worker. Independence in transfers is an important part of managing people living in long term care. Transfers are vital for independence in getting in and out of a chair/bed. Mobility is also an important function for independence. This will support walking, bed mobility and independence. The different types of mobility we get in long term care are discussed along with the common causes of poor mobility. Outline:

  • Discuss importance of maintaining and enabling maximum independence/ability for older adults during transfers and mobilising.
  • Understanding the causes of poor mobility.
  • Review techniques and cueing strategies to assist an older adult to mobilise and transfer.
  • Review of common falls risk factors for older adults in long term care.
Duration: This will vary from 2-4 hours. Certified 2-4 CPD points Venue: The workshop will be completed in-house with care team members. Results/Benefits:
  • Promotion of independence in ADL’s of older adults.
  • Improved care staff assistance techniques and cueing strategies promoting safety for all.
  • Full certificates are issued on completion of the training.
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Transfers & Mobilising - Alzheimer's and Related Dementia


This workshop can be run separately or in conjunction with the previous workshops relating to the transfer and mobilising of individuals in the community or in long term care facilities. Depending on the length of the workshop and background of those attending, the content can be altered to provide an appropriate level of detail and identify what stage of dementia an individual is at and the appropriate instructions and strategies to use in order to transfer and mobilise someone safely. Individuals with cognitive impairment are also at a higher risk of falls so there are additional falls risk factors that must be considered. Outline:

  • Discuss importance of maintaining and enabling maximum independence/ability for older adults during transfers and mobilising
  • Understanding the types of Dementia and how that relates to mobilising and transfers
  • Review techniques and cueing strategies to assist an older adult to mobilise and transfer
  • Review of common falls risk factors and additional risk factors for older adults with cognitive impairment
Duration: This will vary from 2-4 hours. Certified 2-4 CPD points Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house with care team members. Results/Benefits:
  • Promotion of independence in ADL’s of older adults with Alzheimer's or related dementia
  • Increased awareness and knowledge of appropriate instructions and commands to use with this population
  • Improved knowledge of the falls risk factors to reduce the possibility of a fall occurring
  • Greater confidence to take individuals/loved ones on outdoor trips/excursions.




Integrating Mobilisation and Transfers Programmes into daily routine


Do you want to give your team a tool to help recognise their role in daily mobility? Then this is the course for you. The healthcare team are hugely responsible for activities of daily living. Getting some one up and walking them to the sitting room or dining room is done everyday. What we have designed is a programme that gives the healthcare team a tool to use with your clients and to help with motivational goals to encourage daily mobility. It was also developed to show the healthcare team how responsible they are for real life mobility programmes and to recognise their work. Outline:

  • To understand the techniques for safe transfers for client and staff.
  • To apply safe transfers and mobility into a programme.
  • Knowledge of the importance of the positive effects it can have on clients
Duration: Varies from 2-4 hrs. Certified 2-4 CPD points Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house or at our Falls Prevention Clinic Results/Benefits:
  • Your team will be motivated to use a ‘walk and talk’ programme to help with client mobility.
  • It is a tool that helps your team to manage and reward the client with daily mobility programmes.
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