Our training focuses on the relationship between how we interact with and support people who may communicate in a way that presents as behaviour that challenges. The course is evidence-based, values-led and explores how we can use person centered assessments and care planning to reduce the stresses experienced by the individual, their family and the staff team. CALM work to best practice models, national legislation and relevant guidance including the Dementia Standards. Our aims are to promote human rights, improve the quality of life for the person and by doing so reduce the risk of restrictive practices being misused and improve safety for everyone.
*Non-restrictive, “escape” techniques are available to be taught within a 1 or 2-day programme following a CALM Behavioural Audit form being completed prior to training and a review of local policies and procedures.
How to protect and promote the human rights of older adults and those living with Dementia
Why stress and distress may present as behaviour that challenges
How to communicate in a dementia friendly way
How to develop individual support plans
How to assist with daily living tasks and provide meaningful activities
Why staff wellbeing really matters