Carrington has partnered with Dementia Australia to provide our staff with the latest training in dementia.
Enabling EDIE uses virtual reality technology to enhance staff member’s knowledge of the impact of dementia and to develop a support plan that enables ‘Edie’ and his wife to live more confidently with dementia.
The aim of this workshop is to better understand dementia from the perspective of the consumer through an Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (Enabling EDIE). This three hour workshop introduces a ‘enablement’ approach, focusing positively on what people can do, given appropriate support, and on the possibilities for living well with dementia.
At the end of the session students will understand:
- a consumer’s perspective of dementia
- how to identify support needs in partnership with the client and their carer
- how to develop a dementia support plan that focuses on enabling a person living with dementia
Staff feedback was extremely positive and all felt they understood how to care for a resident and support their families more effectively.