Our own Jan Wilkins recently completed an industry-leading course on ‘person centred’ care.
Jan undertook the year long course through Dementia Care Matters – led by noted industry expert David Sheard, during which she covered the ‘emotional journey’ of dementia.
The course is designed to provide an understanding of the emotional process of a person with dementia, as well as those around them such as friends and relatives.
Jan, already an experienced professional with years of dementia care experience under her belt, reports that the course was an invaluable experience which has armed her with advanced skills.
Key to the course was understanding and supporting people with dementia and those friends and relatives affected by their condition.
Expert David Sheard – recognised as one of the care industry’s leading lights in the field – gave part of the training course himself.
Jan will now pass on her knowledge to the staff at Riversway and support the dementia team in its work.